This life-changing event made Callum realize how supported and loved he was, especially by his mother, who would always be by his side and fight for his happiness. As time went by, Callum grew into a strong and confident young man, happy with himself and totally accepting of his condition.
He never stopped wearing his beloved, favorite green shirt, aware that it wasn’t only important to him, but also to a wonderful cause that affected millions of people worldwide. Callum felt like he could do anything, and most importantly, he finally felt like he had a place in the world.
Organizations Reached Out
The event became so publicized on social media that advocacy organizations even contacted Cindy to offer help and support. The organizations offered Cindy a myriad of resources that she was desperately in need of to better handle Callum’s condition. From information and connections to qualified therapists and local autism support groups, Callum got all the help he needed, and Cindy was over the moon with gratitude.
Without intending to, Cindy and Callum became important ambassadors for autism and the importance of educating and making others aware of it. They attended and spoke at events and helped many people going through the same journey.
Correcting Their Mistakes
As time went by, the staff of the restaurant took further steps to make amends for their awful behavior and create a kinder, more aware atmosphere at work. The owners made it mandatory for every single employee to receive sensitivity training and get educated on an individual’s specific needs and conditions, including autism.
They helped and donated to several local autism advocacy groups and organizations, threw fundraising parties, and even gave a large chunk of their business profits to autism research and support groups. It seems they had truly understood the gravity of the situation and had done their best to atone.
Callum and his mother were unjustly kicked out of an establishment for a wrong reason, but the place was able to make amends. When the woman in the following story was kicked out of an establishment, things did not have such a happy ending.
Living in the 21st century, one might think that people have bridged prejudice, discrimination, and being narrow-minded like some people in our next story. Isn't it time we learn to accept people for who they are and not for the way they look or the way we think they are reflected?
What started off as an ordinary family outing, ended up being one of the worst days of Madelyn Scheaffer's life. Never in her wildest dreams did she think going to a water park would result in such a way.
A Simple Begining
Madelyn Sheaffer was in her 30s. She lived in Odessa, Missouri, and was considered an average loving mother. Never had she had an outrageous story or scandal to her name and life was pretty good.
Like all mothers, all she wanted was the best for her children. She loved and protected them and made sure they had everything they needed.