Last year, Hallee, who has autism, was really looking forward to her 18th birthday party – to which none of her friends turned up.


Her cousin Rebecca Lyn was heartbroken for her and caught this sad image on camera. This year, Rebecca wants things to be different.


That’s why she took to Facebook recently, posting the image of Hallee’s solo birthday, asking people to make the young girl’s 19th birthday (in July) memorable for the right reasons.


“Hallee is an amazing person, a person I am proud to be related to,” she begins. “She is also a person who just happens to have autism. She has never let that small detail define who she is as a person – which is why I refuse to use it as something to describe her.”


She goes on to describe the utter disappointment that Hallee experienced last year when she was left to celebrate alone.


“She had been so excited to have a party with her friends,” she wrote. “She wanted to go bowling, have fun, and eat cake and ice cream.”



But despite the fact that she sent out invitations to her classmates and friends in the area, not one bothered to attend.


“Halle sat at her party anxiously waiting for her friends to arrive so they could have fun. But Hallee’s friends would never arrive. Not a single one.”


“My cousin is a beautiful young woman who will always have the mind of a child…so as you can imagine, she was heartbroken and beyond sad. She was hurt.”


The post ends on a more uplifting note. Rebecca wants to enlist the world’s help to make Hallee’s next bash a good one.


“I would love to flood her mailbox with birthday cards, from all over!,” she writes. “Hal loves getting mail – this would be the best birthday gift she could ask for.”


“If you could find it in your heart to take a few mins out of your day and send her a card, I would be forever grateful.”


“This would mean a lot to her mother as well, as you can imagine, watching your child cry into her birthday cake breaks your heart.”


Rebecca is one fab cousin! If you’d like to send Hallee a birthday card, click on the Facebook post below for her address.



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