To Max's family,
I can't imagine what it felt like to hold that letter in your hands and read those words about your child. My heart broke for you and I cried tears for you. I cried tears for my son. I cried tears for humanity.
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I have never met Max but I can tell you that he is a beautiful boy. He has a kind soul that has probably never known hate for a single person. He finds joy in the simplest of things and really appreciates those things and people that he loves. I watched him giving high fives to the members of your community and his happiness exuded so much that I laughed on the other side of this screen. My boy does the same exact jump and flap when he's excited. Max's worth shouldn't be questioned ever. His ability to love and accept and not hate makes his place in this world so much more important than the perpetrator of this hate crime (because that's what this is).
You are doing an amazing job as a family, it is clear in the joy that Max was radiating. Stay strong and remember that you have an entire amazing supportive autism community that has your back.
Heather, fellow autism mother