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Old 04-19-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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Hundreds Attend Minnesota Girl’s Birthday Party After Her Classmates Decline Invitation | KTLA

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Mackenzie Moretter, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, invited her classmates to her 10th birthday party. None of them RSVP’d yes.

That’s when her mother posted an open invitation on Facebook, asking girls around Mackenzie’s age to show up.


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“Hello moms. I'm writing because I have a beautiful daughter named Mackenzie who is turning 10. I recently invited several girls to her birthday party this Saturday. I got cancellations or no calls at all saying whether they're coming or not. My daughter has Sotos Syndrome which means she has development delays such as speech and learning. At school she struggles and is often alone on the playground. As a mother, it is heartbreaking being you want your children to be happy. I'm reaching out to moms who have daughters between the age of 9-11 that would love to come to a birthday party tomorrow from 11-1:30. You don't have to bring gifts or stay long, just stop by and wish her a happy birthday. As of now, I have two girls coming which is family. She would be so surprised to have other girls just show up. If you are interested please send me a pm and I'll give you my address. Thank you all for reading a mother's wish!”

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I wonder if the parents of the girls' classmates have any regrets for turning down the invitation. It wouldn't have cost them much to put a smile on a little girls' face.
Glad she had a nice turn out for her party.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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Thank God there are good people around who made this little girl's birthday party a happy one.

I'd like to say that her classmates should be ashamed of themselves considering her condition, but that wouldn't be fair because they would likely be the same age as her and probably don't understand the affliction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sotos_syndrome

Good luck with your life Mackenzie.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Great story!
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:14 PM
 
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Aww, very sweet! I love when things like that happen.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Thanks for posting this. I usually stay out of the current events forum for obvious reasons, but today I was so glad to read this. I am also glad they had such a beautiful weather day which is hit or miss in a Minnesota April.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Nice.... great to hear about good people being kind.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Upper St. Clair, PA
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I'd like to say that her classmates should be ashamed of themselves considering her condition,
We don't know the backstories of why people may have cancelled or not been able to attend so let's not be too critical. The article title is a little misleading, it makes it sound like she invited all her classmates, but instead the mother in her quote references there were "several", which could be any number greater then say, 4 or 5.

Let's just enjoy the great story for what it is. The kid had a very happy birthday and that's all that matters to her! Congratulations!
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:21 PM
 
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I think the businesses who donated food, tables, tents, and everything else on very short notice should be commended as well...mom would never have been able to feed 300 people, lol! What an awesome, classy little girl.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Sweet story.

I wouldn't be too harsh on the other kids. I have kids. We don't attend all of the parties for which we receive invitations. Sometimes it is just too much. If my child really wasn't friends with the other child, then I can see the other kids not attending.
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