Birthdays are such special events to children. They look forward to celebrating them with their loved ones and having fun. Parents on the other hand also wish for their children to have the best and most extraordinary birthdays.
Every parent wants the absolute best for their child. As a parent, you know that seeing your child sad is one of the worst feelings in the world, especially when there is nothing much you can do to comfort them or fix it the problem.
Tracy Hittler found herself in the same situation on her son’s birthday. Tracy’s son Cole had his seventh birthday party on April 29,2017. He had everything planned out right, and he had invited all his first-grade classmates.
But he got the worst shock of his life – none of the students from his first-grade class whom he had invited showed up for his birthday, neither did they call or send a message to tell him why they could not make it.
He was heartbroken and devastated. The day that he was supposed to be celebrated and be the happiest turned out to be the worst day of his life. He had looked forward to this day and planned to play and have fun with other kids, but to his disappointment, this dream did not come to life.
Tracy told InsideEdition,
“Coming closer to the party, I wasn’t seeing any RSVP’s from classmates, We were hoping someone would come. It was really a bummer. It was just a sad day in general for him.”
She was extremely disappointed that none of the students wanted to be part of her son’s special day. Seeing the misery on her son’s face broke her heart. She wished she could do anything to put a smile back on his face. But nothing she thought of could work. Despite the fact that she had planned out everything, her plans fell apart when the kids did not show up or RSVP for her beloved son’s birthday. As a mother, she felt like she had failed her dear son.
According to Tracy, her son Cole has had trouble making friends because of his speech disorder. The little boy underwent skull surgery when he was a baby.
She further explained that at the age of 4, he was diagnosed with apraxia, a motor disorder that causes a person to have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words because the brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements needed for speech.
Perhaps the reason as to why his classmates refused to show up at his birthday party was because he did not have friends or they rejected him because of his speech disorder.
Luckily, Cole is part of a loving and caring community who immediately jumped into action when they heard that his party was a letdown. They wanted to wash away his sorrow and misery and see to it that he’s special day turned out great.
Carla Gibson, a friend of his mom from high school, could not sleep for over three days when she heard the sad news about Cole’s disappointment. So she came up with a plan to throw a surprise party for him.
The surprise birthday turned out to be a joyous and fun-filled event with a beautiful cake and lots of birthday presents. The tip of the iceberg was one very special guest — Cole’s hero, none other than ‘Batman’ -Yes- Batman himself showed up at the little boy’s birthday. At the end of the day, Cole had a blast, even more than he had earlier expected.
“He was utterly shocked. He blushed red, and he was going to cry,” Tracy said.
His mother Tracy also added that her son had a blast and he was smiling nonstop.
Thanks to Carla Gibson who came up with the wonderful plan to organize a birthday surprise party for little Cole and to the loving community that helped make his day a special and unforgettable one.
It’s a pity to see a child like Cole with a condition such as apraxia be stood up by his own classmates. In his state, the last thing he needs in life is rejection.
It’s so heartbreaking and absurd that no one from his first-grade class would love to associate with him or celebrate his milestone with him. Special needs kids and kids with disorders need love and affection more than anything else. They should not be treated any different because they did not choose to be disabled. People ought to know that such children desire to be appreciated for who they are and loved as well.