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A letter for Riley - celebrity hairdresser Mark O'Keefe's plea for his son

In a searingly honest open letter to his five-year-old son, celebrity hairdresser and Sugar Culture owner Mark O'Keefe explains the devastation of having a child diagnosed with autism and how Riley is being denied an education, as no school is prepared to offer him a place this September

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Riley with his dad Mark O'Keefe.

Riley with his dad Mark O'Keefe.

Riley with his mum Aimee, dad Mark, and little brother Frankie

Riley with his mum Aimee, dad Mark, and little brother Frankie

Riley playing with Frankie

Riley playing with Frankie

Riley graduating from pre-school in front of his proud father

Riley graduating from pre-school in front of his proud father

Five-year-old Riley

Five-year-old Riley

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Riley with his dad Mark O'Keefe.

Dear Riley, My son. My heart. My love. My life. It's me, Daddy.

I hope you don't come down to see me crying, son; I know how much that would upset you. See, my heart is breaking right now for the person you could have been, the person you should have been and even the person you absolutely have the potential to be.


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