Neighbor tells mom to ‘Do the right thing and…euthanize’ autistic 13-year-old
NEWCASTLE, Ontario, August 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The family of an autistic boy is reeling after the child’s mother received an anonymous hate letter that suggested the family move or “euthanize” him.
“I was shaking when I was reading it,” said the boy’s grandmother Brenda Millson to CityNews. “It’s awful words…terrible. You don’t know why somebody would ever do such a thing.”
Neighbors rallied together to show support for 13-year-old Max, who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two.
Karla Begley, the boy’s mother, wept as she read portions of the hate mail to local news.
“I also live in this neighborhood and have a problem,” the writer stated in the one page letter that was received on Friday. “You selfishly put your kid outside everyday and let him be a [sic] nothing but a nuisance and a problem to everyone else with that noise polluting whaling [sic] he constantly makes!!!”
“That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL!!!!!!!!!! It scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!!” it says.
“When you feel your idiot kid needs fresh air, take him to our park you dope,” the letter reads.
Calling the boy a “hinderance to everyone” the letter writer states that “no employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him and you are not going to live forever”.
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“Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate them to science," the letter said. "What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!”
“You had a retarded kid, deal with it…properly!!!!! What right do you have to do this to hard working people!!!!!!! I HATE people like you who believe, just because you have a special needs kid, you are entitled to special treatment!!!”
The letter ends by asking the mother to move or have her child terminated.
“Do everyone in our community huge a [sic] favor and MOVE!!!!”
“Go live in a trailer in the woods or something with your wild animal kid!!! Nobody wants you living here and they don’t have the guts to tell you!!!!!”
"Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!!! Either way, we are ALL better off!!!”
The letter is signed: “One pissed off mother”.
Max’s father said he was scared for his son’s safety. “A person who is that crazy or demented who would fabricate something like that leads me to believe that they are very dangerous.”
Neighbors say they will discover the identity of the person behind the letter. The family is open to pressing charges.
The full text of the letter reads as follows: