Maxwell Begley is a 13-year-old autistic boy who lives in Ontario. This week his family received a hate letter from a disgruntled neighbor, including some disgraceful and hurtful words, directed at the young boy.
The letter itself was written by an upset mother, from the local area, who wants to force the family out of the neighborhood and is trying to intimidate them in order to realise her goal. In the hate filled letter, the mother calls the family selfish for allowing Maxwell to play outside in the street.
I found it hard to even copy and paste an excerpt from this hate letter, as the mother who wrote it uses such hurtful and disgraceful words to make her point. But you can’t get the true essence of it, unless you see it for yourself. She said, among other things:
“He (Maxwell) is a hindrance to everyone and will always be that way…. No employer will hire him, no normal girl is going to marry/love him. 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!!!”
Shocking I know, and you have to ask yourself what poor Maxwell actually did to upset the hate filled mother who wrote the letter. Maxwell’s family said that although he is autistic, Maxwell is a normal child in many ways who enjoys the movie Grease, riding go-karts and jumping on his trampoline.
Karla Begley, Maxwell’s mother, said that when she read the letter it made her sick to her stomach. She couldn’t understand what possessed the woman to write and send the hate letter about her autistic boy: “If they don’t like different people, they should move away and be a hermit, because life is full of unexpected stuff, and that’s what makes it interesting.”
When two sisters, who sing on ABC’s Nashville show heard about the letter, they decided to do something about it. In a show of support Lennon and Maisy Stella tweeted about the story of the letter, which was then retweeted more than 6,000 times.
The autistic boy’s hate letter was so shocking, in fact, that local police authorities are looking closely into the case to see if there is a possibility of criminal charges being brought against the writer.