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What Happened When Everyone Turned Down Invites to a Girl With Special Needs’ Birthday Party

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Mackenzie Moretter just turned 10. The girl from Shakopee, Minnesota, has a rare genetic disorder called Sotos syndrome that has made it difficult for her to make friends at school, NBC News reported. Sotos syndrome is characterized by developmental delays and rapid growth in childhood.

Mackenzie was all set to celebrate her birthday on Saturday, but none of the people she invited accepted her invitation. Fearing her daughter would be devastated, Jenny Moretter, Mackenzie’s mother, posted a message on Facebook asking anyone and everyone to attend.

She hoped to get at least ten people, but around 300 showed up to wish Mackenzie a happy birthday. Attendees included Vikings football player Charles Johnson, someone dressed as Elsa from Frozen, the Shakopee Fire Department and more.

I have a hard time making friends in school,” Mackenzie told the crowd. “But thanks to all of you, my voice was heard.”

See more from Mackenzie’s party in the video below:


h/t Reddit Uplifting News

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Originally published: April 20, 2015
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