World 19.8.2016 05:02 pm

Facebook appeal bags T-shirts for girl with autism

The picture of the t-shirt posted on Deborah Grimshaw Skouson's Facebook page.

The picture of the t-shirt posted on Deborah Grimshaw Skouson's Facebook page.

The Facebook post was shared over 5 000 times since it was posted on August 8.

The power of social media has once again been demonstrated after a desperate mother took to Facebook to ask friends and family to help her find a “pink flower shirt” for her daughter.

Mother Deborah Grimshaw Skouson, who apparently lives in Utah in the United States, said her daughter Cami has autism, and for the past four to five years, she has “been fixated” on a pink flowery shirt that was sold at the store Target from 2011 to 2012. Skouson said that in the past five years, they had purchased five of the shirts but were now in need of another. “We will pay for the shirt and the shipping if someone would be kind enough to sell it to us,” the post read.

A screenshot of the post by Deborah Grimshaw Skouson on her Facebook page. Picture: Facebook.

A screenshot of the post by Deborah Grimshaw Skouson on her Facebook page. Picture: Facebook.

The post, which has been shared over 5 000 times on Facebook since it was posted on August 8, has received much positive support:

A screenshot of the comments posted on Deborah Grimshaw Skouson's post. Picture: Facebook.

A screenshot of the comments posted on
Deborah Grimshaw Skouson’s post. Picture: Facebook.

The BBC reported that not only has the family been offered 161 T-shirts, the spokesperson for the store Target confirmed they had reached out to the family and would recreate the shirt in multiple sizes so that she would be able to wear the “pink flowery shirt” for many years.

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