Hate Letter Sent to Mother of Autistic Child

4 years ago

While the intent of Laughing Mom is to take a lighthearted break from the challenges of parenting, every now and again I come across a current event piece that just can't go by unnoticed. I suspect my Canadian readers will already have seen this as it has been getting a lot of press this side of the border.

Imagine: You are the mother of 13-year-old Maxwell. He enjoys visiting his grandmother and jumping on her trampoline. One day, you receive this (anonymous) letter in the mail.

Letter released by family.

I purposely didn't mention Maxwell was autistic in my opening statement -- because it DOESN'T MATTER. He is just a boy who enjoys playing outside as much as my boys do.

I just don't know where to begin. The letter sort of says it all don't you think? I read Hate. Intolerance. Selfishness. Unkindness. Hurt.

For Karla Begley, I feel sorrow. I feel a pain in the pit of my stomach that an innocent child is the victim of such a horrible letter. I feel anger that her family has been targeted in such a hateful manner.

Credit: © The Toronto Star/ZUMAPRESS.com

I want to tell Ms. Begley that this is a random troll who is trying to get recognition by being horrid. I want to tell her that most people are not like "Pissed Off Mother," that her son will be accepted and will enjoy life without encountering this type of hate again. I want to be right.

Oh, and if she wants to move my neighborhood in Edmonton, we would be happy to have them.

Reference: Global News

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