An autistic boy hate letter is under investigation by the Canadian police today. An anonymous letter, calling a 13-year-old autistic boy "a hindrance to everyone" and that told his grandmother to "do the right thing" and "move or euthanize him," was supposedly written by a neighbor, according to USA Today on Aug. 19.
The letter was slipped under the door of Brenda Millson's home on Friday in Newcastle, Ontario. She is the boy's grandmother who cares for him during the morning hours at her home. This letter was disturbing to say the least for the grandmother of the boy who is the subject of this letter. Maxwell Begley lives with his mom and dad in Oshawa.
The hate letter is sickening, it complains about the "whaling" noises that Millson's grandson makes while he is outside. The letter goes on to say:
"It scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!! When you feel your idiot kid needs fresh air, take him to our park you dope!!!"
This letter doesn't stop with the heart-wrenching insults. It calls the young boy "retarded" and dismisses any value as a human being for this boy. The letter continues:
"Personally, they should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!"
"What right do you have to do this to hard working people!!!!!!! I HATE people like you who believe, just because you have a special needs kid, you are entitled to special treatment!!!"
"Go live in a trailer in the woods or something with your wild animal kid!!!"
The person who wrote this letter-writer signs it as "One pissed off mother!!!!!"
Millson was shocked and devastated, as this boy that this letter is talking about his her grandson, who she loves very much. Millison told the media:
"I was shaking when I was reading it, It's awful words. You don't know why somebody would ever do such a thing."
Karla Begley, who is Max's mother suffers from multiple sclerosis. She told the media:
"It made me sick to my stomach to think that somebody hated my son that much and they didn't even know him," she said. "But they just hated him because he was different. That's the only reason they had to hate him."
The person who sent this letter claimed she spoke for others in the neighborhood who felt the same way, but when Max came out of the house on Sunday to greet the media, people in the neighborhood applauded the young boy.
It was "dozens of Millson's neighbors" who cheered when Max came outside and his neighbors showed him how loved he really was. Max did "his little happy dance" said Begley.
Spokesperson for the Durham Regional Police are "taking it very seriously" and investigating whether any laws were broken by sending this letter. The laws of humanity were certainly broken with this letter which is much worse than breaking any law!