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Sheriffs Deputies Save Birthday Party For Boy With Autism After None Of His Friends Show Up

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:20 am

"To serve (birthday cake) and protect" is not the motto for the Osceola County Sheriff's Office in Florida. But after their heroic rescue of a birthday party for a boy with autism, they might want to give it some serious thought.
Glenn Buratti turned 6 last Sunday, and was eager to celebrate with a party, as first reported by the Osceola News-Gazette. Every member of his class at school was invited -- but when party time arrived, guests did not.
Mom Ashlee Buratti said she was crestfallen.
"From the minute he woke up that day he wanted to know how many minutes until his friends came. None of the kids’ parents RSVP’d, but I was still holding on to the hope that some of them would show up. It never crossed my mind that it would be zero," Buratti told the News-Gazette.
The frustrated mother took to Facebook to vent on an Osceola community page. "I know this might be something silly to rant about," she wrote, "but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came."
To Buratti's amazement, members of the 10,000-strong Facebook group, including the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, immediately began to respond with positive messages.
Orlando news outlet WKMG reports OCSO deputies not only orchestrated a helicopter flyover, but pooled money and purchased gifts for Glenn. Strangers stopped by with presents, their own kids in tow. Buratti told the News-Gazette that one woman bought Glenn a brand new bike.
Later in the week, sheriff's deputies stopped by again with squad cars, motorcycles, and a SWAT vehicle for Glenn to check out; the fire department reportedly brought a fire truck.







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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:20 am

Poor little lad.
I hope the parents of his classmates are proud of themselves

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Post by eddie on Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:09 pm

Nems wrote:Poor little lad.
I hope the parents of his classmates are proud of themselves

That always happens at kids parties - it's just the nature of things - but a whole class?
Seems to me that they possibly wasn't interested in the 'less-popular' autistic boy. Sad

Glad it has a happy ending.

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