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Update: I’m reposting to celebrate this post from 6 years ago. Last week it went past 1 million shares. I have received Facebook messages from the following countries: Antigua, Austria, Australia, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada (all provinces), Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia (the country), Germany, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Vietnam, Wales, Zambia, and every state in the U.S.
Many have asked how Jon is doing. He is well and happy, still living at home. Maddi is now married. She is embarrassed by all of the attention; she didn’t see this as being anything special. Thanks to all who have wished them well.
This is my son Jon with his prom date Maddi. He is a junior and he has autism. About a month ago, Maddi, a senior, came to my office (I’m a teacher at their school) and asked if Jon’s mom and I would allow her to take him to prom. Maddi had gotten to know Jon through a school club that promotes friendships between special needs kids and regular kids. “He’s a junior,” she explained “so it’s his prom too. I just think he should have the chance to go.” I told her we would be honored to have him go with her.
During the next couple weeks, she asked what his favorite color was (orange) so she could get a dress in that color. She also made reservations for their group (they doubled with another couple)at a restaurant that served his favorite food – chicken fingers and French fries.
I encourage everyone to like and share this for three reasons:
1. To show support for special kids like Jon
2. To show support for groups that promote these friendships
3. To remind us all, in a time when we hear about all the terrible things going on, that there are wonderful kids like Maddi working to make other’s lives better. ... See MoreSee Less