Bettendorf Middle School student, Mitchell Kay, is celebrating his 14th birthday on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Mitchell is smart and kind, but is treated differently because of having autism.
Mitchell often spends time alone, never has friends over, nor does he get invited to spend time at a friend’s house. This is often an issue students face when having a disability, and Kay’s mother, Holly Kay, would like to make this issue disappear.
“This is horrible for any child to have to go through, but trying to explain this to a child that has autism is even harder,” Holly wrote.
Holly Kay asked her friends via Facebook to send in cards for Kay’s birthday less than a month ago, and the post went viral. Her goal is for Mitchell to receive 100 birthday cards from all over the world.
“Please share this post in hopes that it will make its way around, and Mitchell can have the best birthday ever,” Holly Kay wrote.
If you would like to send Mitchell a birthday card, you can mail them to:
28 Parklane Circle
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722