Autistic Boy Get's Birthday "Legos" From Hundreds Of Strangers
A mother in Kalispell, Montana, wanted to make her son's birthday special this year. Sandy Himsl's son, Zechariah, has autism and struggles with developmental disabilities. Zechariah is home-schooled and doesn't have many friends, so Himsl posted on Facebook asking friends to send her son 1 lego piece, hoping to get 50 all together, so that he could build a castle out of his favorite toys. The response to her post was overwhelming.
"We've got a list of pen pals, people he can communicate with by writing to them, play dates we're able to go on - other kids who would like to play with him and meet him," Himsl said.
The post went viral and hundreds of packages of Legos started arriving from all over the world. The mailman has had to back into the driveway to deliver mail on numerous occasions now. Himsl said that she never expected to get the response that she received and that even more good has come from people around the world.