A letter was sent to a Canadian family with a severely autistic son telling them their son should be killed.
Their son is 13-year-old Max Begley.
On Friday, a letter from an anonymous neighbor showed up at his grandmother’s house (where the boy spends mornings in the summer). The letter was vile, to say the least:
It was signed “one pissed off mother.”
The letter said, “Who the hell is going to care for him? No employer will ever hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever!”
“Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone! Do the right thing and move or euthanize him! Either way, we are ALL better off.”
As reported by the Daily Mail:
[Max’s mother] started to cry as she explained that her secondary progressive multiple sclerosis keeps her from walking and running with her son.
Since learning about the letter, neighbors of Max’s grandmother have come out in a public display of support for the boy in an attempt to out the letter’s author.
Max’s father is worried that the letter might lead to violence against his son.
‘A person that’s that crazy or demented who would fabricate something like that…it leads me to believe that they’re very dangerous,’ Jim Begley said, ‘and right now I’m scared for my son’s safety.
If the writer is identified, Max’s family plans to press charges.
What a hateful person. I hope Max’s family finds the letter writer and makes them pay for their despicable actions.
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