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Mom Sends Cops A Message When Only 3 Kids RSVP To Autistic Son’s Birthday Party

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

It’s every parent’s nightmare to find out that their child is being bullied in school.

No bullying is acceptable, and often parents are forced to take matters into their own hands to make it stop or at least make their child feel like they deserve to be treated better.

Braden Garnett’s time in school hasn’t been easy. At a very young age, the fifth grader was diagnosed with dyslexia, Asperger syndrome, and a condition causing the misalignment of his eyes. He is bullied in school constantly. 

The days leading up to his birthday aren’t the happiest. Year after year, his heartbroken parents see two or three children show up to his parties, when they invite 30 and more

But this year, for his 11th birthday, his mom Carrie wanted things to be different. Knowing that her son had his heart set on a paintball party, she decided to send an email to the Pekin Police Department, asking for help: All she asked was for one officer to show up and surprise him.

Instead, she and her son got something much different.

More than a dozen officers and firefighters showed up to the party, ready to play paintball. Even the mayor came! Many of them also brought their children.

They also managed to pool money to buy Braden all kinds of presents, making this birthday the party of the 11-year-old’s dreams.

Please SHARE if you would have totally gone to this gathering to show Braden how much he is loved!

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