When you’re a kid, birthdays are important. And being 10 is a huge deal. Birthday party is being planned for months, invitations are sent to everyone and it’s the only thing people are talking about for days. Unfortunately that was not the case for Mackenzie, sweet girl who was turning 10. Mackenzie suffers from the rare genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome. While she is completely normal on the inside, her disorder causes gigantism and Mackenzie is a lot taller than other classmates. Sadly but not unexpected, her classmates have been avoiding her and she had no real friends in her school.
Not wanting to be different than her classmates, when she was turning 10 she was supposed to have a big birthday party. But days before the planned party, all of the invited guests turned down her invitation.
“I was sad that no one was coming,” Mackenzie said. So her mom, Jenny Moretter posted a message on Facebook.[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]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 gotcancellations 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![/quote]
Jenny said she hoped at least 10 friends in her circle would attend the party and bring girls Mackenzie’s age. But Mackenzie received much more.