A little girl named Mackenzie Moretter who had a tenth birthday celebration planned for Saturday, might have been plenty disappointed because nobody planned to show up to her party, and there were last-minute cancellations.
Mackenzie has a genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome that causes developmental delays and makes her grow a lot faster than other kids, which has made socialization tough.
Well, Mackenzie ended up having a bigger, bolder party than if her friends would have come.
Her mother, Jenny, posted a message on Facebook asking people to come. Thanks to four friends who, in two days, organized the event, and raised money – and to Twin Cities businesses who donated – Mackenzie had a tenth birthday party that no one will forget.
“I’m overwhelmed with emotions, my heart has been touched by so many stories similar to mine,” Mrs. Moretter wrote on FB. “I will never be able to thank you all enough for your kindness.”
Minnesota Vikings player Charles Johnson and his family showed up, along with hundreds of strangers, someone dressed as Elsa from Frozen, and the fire department, which offered kids tours of the truck.
The Mayor of Shakopee, Brad Tabke, even proclaimed Saturday as “Mackenzie Moretter Day”– and thanked her for “reminding us how we should treat each other every day.”
“I have a hard time making friends in school, but thanks to all of you … my voice was heard,” Mackenzie told the crowd. “I love you all.”
(WATCH the video from KARE-11 News) – Photo credit: Keighla’s Fresh Face Photography, FB
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