Little did the parents of Logan Pearson, 11, imagine that they would get an overwhelming response to just a Facebook post seeking blessings on the occasion of their autistic son’s upcoming birthday on February 24.
Logan has so far spent 11 birthdays rather unceremoniously, with no splendor of parties, cakes and candles. But his 12th birthday promises to be very special and very happening because his mother, Catherine, took help of the immensely popular social media website.
“I want to CELEBRATE him and ENJOY his day on 2/24/14! 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. Help us celebrate Logan’s birthday! Feel free to share this.” – This is what Catherine posted on her Facebook wall.
Following the post, mailbox of the Pearsons got flooded with birthday cards, wishes and hugs, not just from the U.S., but also from the U.K. and Germany.
“As a mom, I just love him so much. I just want the best for him. I want him to just be treated like a person,” Catherine said, echoing the sentiments of her husband James. “People have just felt like well ‘Logan can’t understand so we aren’t going to do anything for him like other kids’,” he held.
Logan, affected by severe autism, can only communicate non-verbally.
Do you want to send birthday greetings for Logan? If yes, mail it to:
311 Lowell Street
Andover, MA 01810