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( Updated ) Mom creates birthday Facebook page after son says he has no friends

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014 (KALAMAZOO, Mich.) (WLS) -- Ten-year-old Colin, of Kalamazoo, Mich., told his mom not to throw him a birthday party because he has no friends.

Colin, who suffers from Asperger's, told his mom there would be no point in throwing a birthday party because all of the kids at school "don't like me" and "make fun of me."

That's when Colin's mom came up with a special surprise. She created a Facebook page called "Happy Birthday Colin" where people can leave birthday messages for Colin, and it's getting lots of attention.

Leave a birthday wish on Colin's page

"I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th," she wrote February 2. "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... He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them.

"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," Mom wrote.

The page has 81,389 likes so far. Colin's mom said she's hoping to keep it a secret until March 9. But he's already heard chatter at school about being on the news.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=9427862

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Reply ( Updated ) Mom creates birthday Facebook page after son says he has no friends (Original post)
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 OP
Tree-Hugger Feb 2014 #1
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2014 #2
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #7
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #5
Skittles Feb 2014 #3
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #15
Skittles Feb 2014 #16
sheshe2 Feb 2014 #4
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #6
Triana Feb 2014 #8
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #10
riderinthestorm Feb 2014 #9
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #23
ChazII Feb 2014 #11
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #13
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2014 #12
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #14
calimary Feb 2014 #17
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #21
calimary Feb 2014 #25
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #28
DeSwiss Feb 2014 #18
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #29
Common Sense Party Feb 2014 #19
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #22
liberalla Feb 2014 #20
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #24
aroach Feb 2014 #26
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #27
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #30
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2014 #31
Jefferson23 Feb 2014 #32
Jefferson23 Mar 2014 #33
Jefferson23 Mar 2014 #34

Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:46 PM

1. And now I'm all onion-eyed

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:51 PM

2. I'll share these with ya;

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:56 PM

7. ha ha, I think you found the right size too :)

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Response to Tree-Hugger (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:53 PM

5. Great Mom, great kid, yep! n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:51 PM

3. he is a cutie pie

yes indeed

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:35 AM

15. Check this out, I think he will love it.

psilanti Township Firefighters Happy Birthday Colin from your new buddies at the Fire Department! (And there is no cooler Friends than Firefighters!)
492 4 hours ago


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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:24 AM

16. aw how I loves me some firefighters

yes INDEED

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:52 PM

4. What a sweet gift to Colin!

Thanks so much for posting this Jefferson, I'll drop by the FB page.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:55 PM

6. You're very welcome..and terrific if you can check out the FB.

Hopefully the little guy will feel a different perspective on friends from his Mom's efforts.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:08 AM

8. Aww he's adorable!

 

He's going to AMAZED on his birthday!

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Response to Triana (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:24 AM

10. I think so too...his Mom had a great idea.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:11 AM

9. Happy Birthday Colin!! I'm here for you! nt

 

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:58 PM

23. Sweet!! n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:25 AM

11. What a wonderful gift from a mother

to her son. I visited the page and sent Colin a birthday greeting. Colin and his mom are receiving lots of love from around the world.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:29 AM

13. They are...so many great messages for him...thanks for adding yours! n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:27 AM

12. I "liked" the page...

 

and will send him a note and birthday card. I didnt fit in growing up, either, and hope I can come up with something good to say.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 12:30 AM

14. I think you just did.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:42 AM

17. Gonna send him a CD and a bunch of fun stuff from the band.



The kids made fun of my son, too. Thought he was a weirdo and some of them tried to pick fights with him on the playground. Too often he felt isolated and alone.

Now he's a frickin' rock star!

Colin,

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Response to calimary (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:56 PM

21. I bet you hear all the time, you're the best..but I'm going to say it anyway..just awesome.

Thank you, calimary.



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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 03:42 PM

25. Hugs back atcha, Jefferson23!!!



Btw - my son signed the CD for Colin and wrote "you're a rockstar!" on it!

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Response to calimary (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 04:25 PM

28. Fantastic, truly!!! You have a prince of a son there, not just a rock star.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:28 AM

18. Moms.....

 

...we'd be nothing without them.

- K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 07:35 PM

29. Total Likes 1,451,140, just an update! n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:36 AM

19. Up to 819,000+ likes so far.

I dropped him a quick note.

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:57 PM

22. Thank you! n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 08:12 AM

20. What a great thing Mom has started!

Happy Birthday Colin!



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Response to liberalla (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:05 PM

24. Take a look:

Colin's Mom:

The first mail from the PO box! Colin still doesn't know (I hope) so I have to hide these!


How cool is that!

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 04:03 PM

26. My son with Asperger's just turned 11 yesterday

I am going to make sure he visits this Facebook page and comments when he gets home from school.

I might even reactivate my own Facebook for this.

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Response to aroach (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 04:08 PM

27. Happy Birthday to your son and what a great opportunity for him to help another kid :)

Thank you!

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 12:02 AM

30. Time to kick. n\

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 12:30 AM

31. she thought she could keep it a secret for a month. lol

 

Hope the kid gets some friends

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 09:30 AM

32. I imagine she had no idea how this would be received, take a look:

Wow, the support and love has been amazing. Thank you all! I do want to mention that we are no longer doing any interviews, and we are not accepting call. And Colin's school is no longer accepting calls. Please remember THIS IS A SECRET! We love all the support, but let's keep it on the page, please.

* this was posted about 11 hours ago by Colin's Mom.

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:21 AM

33. Colin says thank you

&feature=share

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Response to Jefferson23 (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:27 AM

34. kick

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