Autistic boy receives 20,000 birthday cards after mother’s public appeal

When Ollie Jones, a boy with autism from Exmouth, turned 15 in 2016, he expressed to his mother how excited he was to open the birthday cards that he would receive from friends and family.

However, his mother Karen Jones feared that he wouldn’t receive many cards, as the teenager didn’t have many friends.

Karen’s issued a plea on a Facebook community page for people to send Ollie birthday cards in celebration of his special day.

The response that her post received was monumental, with the teenager receiving around 20,000 cards, messages and presents from people all over the world.

“I’d love to thank everyone and remind people that there are ‘Ollies’ everywhere,” Karen said.


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