William Morales’ Birthday Party
Update: We are forever grateful for the love that's been shown to William. Remember any amount donated over our goal of $275 for his party goes directly to help other bullied children that may not reach the crowdFunnit birthday party goal, as well as helping the 501(c)(3) Cherab Foundation (parent of CrowdFunnit) to help all the special children we support
Not only does will William not have any friends but he is bullied. My heart is breaking at the questions my son asks me, “Am I weird mom?”, “Is there something wrong with me mom?” ~Tricia Falkenthal-Morales
Hi! My name is Jolie Abreu and I am the Director of Development for crowdFunnit.
Our latest crowdFunnit birthday party is for William Morales. Let's let William know he's worth getting to know! You are cordially invited to celebrate William's 24th birthday party with him.
Party: Sunday, August 20th, 2017, 1 to 3 PM at SuperPlayUSA 1600 NW Courtyard Circle, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 RSVP and/or wish William a Happy Birthday here
We are looking to raise 275 towards basic party supplies and to put toward therapy for William. Every dollar helps and any money over our goal can also go to help others in need of support.
William who is 12 years old and in the 7th grade has no friends and feels alone in the world.
William was a toddler when his parents started wondering – wondering if he really was different fromwilliam1 the others and if his differences all added up to something. Phobia of loud noises. A strong dislike for crowds. Inability to socialize well with peers. Google searches always led William’s mom, Tricia Falkenthal-Morales, to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“I knew before his actual diagnosis that he was different,” said Tricia. She noticed different things about him as did a pre-school teacher. Testing by the schools resulted in negative results for any sort of formal diagnosis so they carried on as “normal” but life really wasn’t at all normal for William. “Denying something is wrong with your child is a disservice to them,” she said. Following her gut, she had him tested by a child neurologist who came to the same conclusion she did. “When you hear if from an actual doctor,” remembers Tricia, “I broke down. I said ‘let me get this out of my system.’” And then she was ready to face it head on.
Doctors and psychologists have become the norm and William is now aware of his ASD diagnosis.
Unfortunately, bullying has become the norm as well. “I know words are harsh but you ignore stupidity,” Tricia often tells him.
Then the bullying became physical. When a few boys at his school knocked him down in the hall, then kicked him, William’s first stop was to tell his teacher. “I didn’t see it so there is nothing I can do about it,” was her response. Luckily for William video footage brought the event to the attention of school officials and punishment ensued.
However, the humiliation and hurt linger. When his mom drives William to school he cries and begs her to let him stay home.
William is amazingly talented at Lego creations. He can sit down and an hour later comes out with a Lego ship or Lego zombie city. He loves cats, but unfortunately, he’ll have to get rid of his pet cat, because his grandmother will be moving in and he is highly allergic to cats.
William and his sister Danielle love to play his x-box, however, aside from his sisters Kayla and Danielle, and three online friends William plays with via his Xbox, he doesn’t have any friends in real life, which is what crowdFunnit hopes to change.
Through crowdfunnit, Tricia’s hope for William’s upcoming 13th birthday is simple: For people to attend and bring children, including those who are just like him, to show him that people do care about him, that there are people out there who are compassionate, and that not everyone is a bully. “Please help my boy smile.”
As an honored guest, you are invited to have a super time at SuperPlayUSA. There is no admission cost to attend the party, however, prior to the party, discounted party passes will be available to all children that attend for $10 ($18 value), providing 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, equipment use, party food from Duffy’s: pizza and drinks, an Arcade Swipe Card and of course delicious birthday cake from Magnolia Cakes & Confections! Officer Richard Wilson of the Port St Lucie Police Athletic League will be bringing some special guests including professional athletes! Celebrate William’s birthday and stay as long as you want to play! As party passes need to be purchased prior to William's party to provide a RSVP count to Superplay, Duffys, and the baker so there is enough room, food, and cake, they will not be available the day of William's birthday party.
For those that are not able to attend, William loves receiving and opening mail. You can mail birthday cards to William Morales:
C/o Officer Richard Wilson
Port St Lucie Police Athletic League (PAL)
2101 SE Tiffany Ave
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
More details about William and his party here http://crowdfunnit.org/william-morales-13th-birthday-party-invitation/
crowdFunnit is project of the 501(c)3 nonprofit, Cherab Foundation, devoted to building friendships, while reducing bullying and alienation through community supported birthday parties for friendless children.
Children all over the world, including your neighborhood, go year after year without anyone showing up to their birthday parties because they are either alienated, bullied or both. Founded by members of the Cherab Foundation along with like-minded souls who simply care, crowdFunnit fosters acceptance and compassion for those children that need a little help making friends. Following on the heels of Camden Eubank’s successful “open-invite” birthday party in the summer of 2015, the pending 501(c)3 nonprofit for the crowdFunnit Foundation was created, serving as a proactive measure to help these celebrations come to life.
Having friends helps build confidence and self-esteem and you can help by making these special children the focus of a birthday celebration full of fun and friendship. crowdFunnit strives to provide a safe way for parents to invite the community and the world for that matter, via social media, along with local businesses to help create a birthday celebration of interest to their child.
Together we can help every child enjoy the simple pleasure all children deserve, a happy birthday with friends.
Do you know of another child (anywhere in the US) who's being bullied, alienated and/or has never had a birthday with friends? http://cherabfoundation.org/crowdfunnit/refer-a-child/