PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – An Ontario teenager who didn’t receive a single answer after putting out invitations for his birthday party on Friday has received an outpouring of support.
Melissa Camus posted a message about her son Odin on a local Facebook page and a website in Peterborough that promotes events in the Ontario community spoke up for him.
The Facebook post describes Odin as a 13-year-old boy who suffers from Aspergers, a disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and socialize with others.
It says Odin has difficulty making friends and instead of a birthday party his mother set up a bowling night at a local ally.
Odin has received an outpouring of wishes on Twitter, including Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors among many.
The Peterborough website PTBO Canada posted pictures of Odin’s birthday bash late Friday calling it “one heck of a birthday party.”
Odin’s birthday has also received widespread media attention.