An Oshawa Ontario family were shocked when they received a letter from a neighbour telling them that their 13-year-old autistic son was:
a “nuisance” and a “wild animal” and then suggested that the family move or “euthanize” the child.A City TV news report, which includes a video interview stated:
Karla Begley told CityNews her son Max, 13, stays with his grandmother in the morning during the summer time. It was at that home in Newcastle where letter was delivered on Friday.
“I was shaking when I was reading it,” Brenda Millson, Max’s grandmother, told CityNews. “It’s awful words.
You don’t know why somebody would ever do such a thing.”
The stranger wanted to tell Maxwell Begley’s family that no woman would ever love him, no employer would ever hire him, and that he should move into the woods, or be euthanized.
The writer calls Maxwell a “hindrance to everyone,” says he will always be like that and suggests that whatever “non-retarded body parts he possesses” be donated to science.
“Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!!! Either way, we are ALL better off!!!”