Sunday, June 12, 2016

Helping Out A Friend

First off I would like to apologize for my absence from The Autistic Help blog. It has been almost half a year, 6 months, since I last posted anything on this blog, but I have a valid reason for not posting. Real life has gotten in the way and I have been hard at work writing content for other parts of the internet. With that said, I am hoping to finish 2016 strong by writing more content on this blog, so please stay tuned.

Now attached below is a copy of the Facebook message posted by Becky Lyn. I would like to share this message with you readers because this involves a person who is on the Autism Spectrum, just like me. Her name is Hallee Sorensen and her story is that she had an 18th Birthday party where not one person attended. She had her party all by herself, and it was a thing that you have to feel in your heart that something needed to change. The Facebook message of Becky's is requesting birthday cards to be sent to Hallee to cheer her up and make her upcoming 19th Birthday something memorable.

I have chosen to help out by picking out a birthday card at my local Ollie's store and I will be sending that card to the address listed below. As a fellow person who is on the Autism Spectrum, I can't help but feel like I should lift up Hallee's spirits because I know how hard it can be to keep going every single day having very few friends, and not being able to enjoy certain experiences like birthday parties would certainly affect someone with autism.

I want to help out a friend because I believe it's the right thing to do, and generally speaking, I am a nice person who wants to reach out to others, whether they are autistic or not. That's what this blog is about. Helping other people and lifting their spirits up in any way that I can. I picked out a nice card that I hope Hallee will like. It's an imaginative card that I hope Hallee will have fun with.

I remember when I had my 16th Birthday party at my local K-Mart, and in the Little Ceaser's part of the store. I had a pizza and birthday cake and I had only a few friends and family members show up for that party. It was nowhere near a big party, but that didn't matter to me. What mattered to me was that I had people who cared about me and wanted to make my birthday a special day for me. I enjoyed the pizza and cake and I was appreciative of all the kind gestures my party guests made for me. I'm not a picky person and I like to keep things low scale anyway, so the party was fun for me.

I would certainly like to hear from Hallee and her family once they receive my card, and if possible I would like to have Hallee as a pen pal. Here's hoping Hallee has a great 19th birthday! :-)

This is my cousin Hallee. I'd like to tell you a little bit about her... First off, she is a beautiful young woman-both inside and out. She lights up a room with her smile.Hallee is funny, sweet, caring, smart, an athlete, a jigsaw puzzle champion, a wonderful student, and a best friend to all. Hallee is an amazing person-a person I am proud to be related to. She is also a person who just happens to have Autism. She has never let that small detail define who she is as a person-which is why I refuse to use it as something to describe her. A fun fact is that Hallee's Birthday is fast approaching! And this is where I have a favor to ask of all of you....

Below is a picture of Hallee last year at her 18th birthday party. She had been so excited to have a party with her friends. She wanted to go bowling, have fun, and eat cake and Ice Cream. Invitations went out to her classmates at school and to other friends in the area. Hallee sat at her party anxiously waiting for her friends to arrive so they could have fun....but Hallee's friends would never arrive. Not a single one. Below is the picture of her celebrating alone - eating her birthday cake. My cousin is a beautiful young woman who will always have the mind of a as you can imagine, she was heartbroken and beyond sad. She was hurt...
But you can help make this years birthday incredible!! I would love to flood her mailbox with birthday cards, from all over! Hal loves getting mail- this would be the best birthday gift she could ask for. If you could find it in your heart to take a few mins out of your day and send her a card, I would be forever greatful. This would mean a lot to her mother as well, for as you can imagine, watching your child cry into her birthday cake breaks your heart. If there is anyone who deserves a great birthday, this is the girl. Feel free to share this post!
Hallee's 19th Birthday is in July
Hallee Sorenson
34 Wellesley Way
Bangor, ME 04401

Please help us make this birthday memorable.
Thank you,

::::;UPDATE::::: Many people are asking about sending gifts. This is incredibly sweet of all of you and my family is very appreciative. That being said, gifts truly aren't necessary. A nice card would be just fine!!! Thank you so much.

Please help Hallee Sorensen! Thanks!