A Langley mother has written an open letter to the parent of a student in her son’s class after the boy invited everybody to his birthday party… except for her son.
On Facebook, Jennifer Kiss-Engele writes the only reason her son wasn’t invited to the party was because he has Down’s Syndrome.
She says the letter is meant to educate people, and that she too was once “scared, uncertain and misinformed about Down Syndrome before having my son.”
Kiss-Engele adds she just realized her son hasn’t been invited to hardly any birthday parties this year.
She goes on to say she realizes she needs to talk to the class to educate them about Down’s Syndrome, and goes on to extend an offer to speak to the parent, saying she, ‘May be a mama bear, but [she’s] not a scary person.’
She adds she recognizes everyone makes mistakes, and says, “At the end of the day, I think we could both have done better.”