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To think this is a lovely idea?

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CumberCookie Mon 17-Feb-14 23:15:23

Check out "Happy Birthday Colin" on facebook. His mum explains,
"I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day."
Join in and wish this lad a very happy birthday.

truelymadlysleepy Tue 18-Feb-14 16:49:19

How tasteless. Why would anyone send cash to someone they read about on FB? Nowt so queer as folk.

CumberCookie Wed 19-Feb-14 08:47:04

Don't send money or gifts then - I agree that's weird. Just wish him a "happy birthday". His mum just wants him to feel loved on his birthday.
If it is a scam, then you've lost nothing. If it isn't you've made a lonely boy's life a bit brighter.

CumberCookie Wed 19-Feb-14 08:56:16

hmmm reading your concerns I do agree. It very strange and could have negative effects on Colin.. confused

When I created the thread I didn't consider that, I just thought it was sweet. Now I regret it, sorry everyone! blush

Topaz25 Wed 19-Feb-14 09:27:19

I'm surprised people are being so cynical about this. Colin is real, this has received a lot of media coverage. Messages of support might make him feel less alone and help him realise there is a whole world outside school. This project moved me because I have Aspergers Syndrome so I know it is difficult to be different and feel like you don't fit in at school. At Colin's age I found it difficult to see that school wouldn't last forever and that things would get better. This page showing him people do care could help give him hope.

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