OKLAHOMA CITY- An Oklahoma City mother hopes to give her son a birthday to remember with the help of good samaritans on social media.
Colleen Evans posted the request to Facebook on Monday.
“My autistic son Patrick’s big 18th birthday is coming up this month,” wrote Colleen. “I’m hoping that my Facebook friends will send him a postcard or just a small note with their name and address.”
The simple request might seem a little strange, but the proud mom says, “His biggest obsession in life is addresses and cities and states and countries.” Once Patrick hears an address he remembers it for life.
According to Colleen, a note or card would leave him overjoyed.
“It would mean the world to him!!”
Pledges to participate have already started to come in and the effort to make this birthday wish viral is starting to picking up steam. The post has had several hundred shares since its original posting on Monday.