An Canadian family is shocked by a hateful letter sent to their Autistic teenager. The response throughout North America and the rest of the world shows support as the story goes viral across Twitter and Facebook.
The letter, sent to the family by an anonymous neighbour calling herself “one pissed off mother”, is a vitriolic rant against the behaviour of the families teenage Autistic son.
Max, 13, had been staying with his grandmother, Brenda Milsona in Newcastle, Ontario about 100 km east of Toronto. It is to this address the letter was delivered. She said:
“I was shaking when I was reading it. It’s awful words. You don’t know why somebody would ever do such a thing.”
The letter complains that Max, who was diagnosed with Autism at two years old is a “nuisance”, and is nothing worse than a “wild animal” and that he should be “euthanized”. Obviously distraught his mother, Karla Begley told an interview with CityNews that:
“The more it goes on, the worse it gets, who says that about a child? Max has a habit of running off and I have secondary progressive MS so I can’t run or walk with him any more”.
The neighbourhood is also outraged over the letter and is banding together to find the person responsible for the letter. The Begley family do plan on pressing charges when the author is caught. A spokesperson was quoted by CityNews in Toronto that law enforcement is taking the matter “seriously”.