A Mother's Online Rant Leads Kind Strangers Straight To Her Doorstep
Feb 22, 2015
Glenn Buratti is a 6-year-old Florida boy who is living with autism. Unlike many others with his disorder, Glenn is actually a very friendly and social child. In fact, he invited all 16 of his classmates to his birthday party.
Unfortunately, the party didn't go as expected, leaving both Glenn and his mother Ashlee incredibly upset. After seeing Ashlee post her discontent across Facebook, people showed genuine concern. Before they knew it, strangers were showing up to their door bearing gifts and gave Glenn a birthday he would never forget.
Approximately 1 percent of the world's population is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the United States alone, it's estimated that one in every 68 people suffers from some form autism. People with this disorder often have difficulties interacting in social situations. They can have trouble maintaining eye contact, picking up on social cues, and developing friendships with those around them.