Andover, Massachusetts,Boston – Logan Pearson is severely autistic and non-verbal. His mother, Catherine is reported in the CBS Boston news as saying that for the past 11 years they have not really celebrated Logan’s birthday with parties or with friends.
His dad, James said:
“People have just felt like well ‘Logan can’t understand so we aren’t going to do anything for him like other kids,’”
However this year will be different and Logan will be celebrating his 12th birthday with people from all over the world, with a little help from Facebook.
“So will you go right now and grab a piece of paper and write Happy Birthday Logan- from your FRIEND— in Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii… Etc? I want to make a birthday card book for him.”
Catherine says that as a mother she loves him so much and just wants the best for him and to be treated like a person.
“I want to CELEBRATE him and ENJOY his day on 2/24/14!”
After posting on Facebook when she went to the mailbox she found that it was full of birthday cards from as far away as England and Germany.
“The world is giving this kid a hug, saying ‘You count, and we’re here for your birthday,’”
If you’d like to send Logan a birthday wish, mail it to:
311 Lowell Street
Andover, MA 01810
The full story on the CBS Boston website can be viewer here