6-Year-Old's Letter Goes Viral After Defending Brother With Autism
When I was 6 years old, I had no idea what autism was.
I suppose my elementary school didn't feel it was necessary to teach us about the disability, or how it affected our peers who had it.
And it looks like certain schools are still guilty of the same idea.
Luckily, a courageous 6-year-old girl from London named Lex is on a mission to change that.
According to Mashable, the young girl wrote a letter to her school council after a classmate approached her and called her autistic brother Frank "weird."
After telling her classmate about her brother's disability, Lex was saddened by the fact the girl didn't know what autism was.
So she wrote a touching letter to be presented at her school council meeting with the hope of encouraging disability awareness in schools.
Her mother, Sophie Camilleri, was so proud of Lex she posted the letter on her Facebook page. People have gone wild with admiration for the young activist, and it's already gotten over 27,000 shares.
YES, LEX, YES.
Did I mention this chick is already a member of her school council? Talk about impressive.
When I was 6 years old, I was too busy playing hide-and-seek on the playground to care about anything else.
The note reads,
On Monday I felt very sad because a girl in my class said that my brother was weird. My brother has autism and is not weird.
You tell 'em, girl.
She continued by saying,
I would like it if we could learn about all disabilities in schools so that everybody understands that some people are different, but we should all be treated the same.
Bravo, Lex -- you deserve a standing ovation.
Is 6 years old too young to be the president of the student council? Because I think she's got this on lock.
Although Lex's mother did help her out with some of the letter's spelling, Lex's words hold true to what she believes in.
Apparently, the letter was handed in earlier this month. We can only hope Lex has made a difference in her elementary school, so more students can become educated on disabilities like autism.