Friday 30 September 2016

Mother receives overwhelming response in search for t-shirt for daughter with autism

Amy Mulvaney

Published 18/08/2016 | 10:14

A mother who appealed to the internet for help in getting her daughter a specific t-shirt has been overwhelmed by the response.

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Deborah Grimshaw Skouson, from Utah, took to Facebook in an effort to find replacements for a specific t-shirt her daughter, who has autism, “adores.”

“It brings her a lot of comfort and security, which is sometimes hard for her to come by in her chaotic little world,” she said.

Deborah said that her daughter Cami has been “fixated” on the shirt for nearly five years and her current t-shirt is “almost unwearable.”

While she managed to find four of the t-shirts on eBay, there are no more left.

She asked friends and family to share the post in an effort to find more of the “pink flower shirt” in any size for Cami, and said she’ll pay for shipping if someone will sell it to her.

“It has to be this exact shirt!” she said.

“We’ve tried similar shirts and they don’t cut it with Cami!”

The post was shared on the Love What Matters page, where it received an incredible response.

“At last count we were at 78 shirts,” said Deborah.

“I've had many offers to make her teddy bears, pillows, blankets, and other keepsakes out of the extras. These are all total strangers. People are inherently good and kind, and I'm glad I've been able to be a recipient of that kindness.”

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