William Morales’ 13th Birthday Party Invitation

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Not only is William friendless, but he is bullied.  My heart is breaking at the questions my son asks me, “Am I weird mom?”, “Is there something wrong with me mom?”  ~Tricia Falkenthal-Morales

Let’s let William know he’s worth getting to know!  You are cordially invited to celebrate William’s 13th birthday party with him.

Sunday, August 20th,  1 PM – 3 PM in EST
Superplay USA 1600 NW Courtyard Circle Port St. Lucie, FL. 34986
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As an honored guest, you are invited to have a super time at SuperPlayUSA. There is no admission cost to attend the party, however, prior to the party, discounted party passes will be available to all children that attend for $10ill August ($18 value), providing 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, equipment use, party food from Duffy’s: pizza and drinks, an Arcade Swipe Card and of course delicious birthday cake from Magnolia Cakes & Confections! Officer Richard Wilson of the Port St Lucie Police Athletic League will be bringing some special guests including professional athletes!  Celebrate William’s birthday and stay as long as you want to play! As party passes need to be purchased prior to the party to provide a RSVP count to Superplay, Duffys, and the baker so there is enough room, food, and cake, they will not be available the day of William’s birthday party.


We are looking to raise 275 towards basic party supplies and to put towards therapy for William.   Every dollar helps and any money over our goal can also go to help others in need of support.  Please contribute here.

William and his family, SuperPlayUSA, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Magnolia Cakes, Port St Lucie Police Athletic League (PAL), ACEing Autism, along with the crowdFunnit team look forward to hosting you, extending the invitation to like-minded, kindhearted individuals to come out for a day of fun, food, friendship, games and of course a bowling themed birthday party.

William who is 12 years old and in the 7th grade has no friends and feels alone in the world.

William was a toddler when his parents started wondering – wondering if he really was different fromwilliam1 the others and if his differences all added up to something. Phobia of loud noises. A strong dislike for crowds. Inability to socialize well with peers. Google searches always led William’s mom, Tricia Falkenthal-Morales, to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“I knew before his actual diagnosis that he was different,” said Tricia. She noticed different things about him as did a pre-school teacher. Testing by the schools resulted in negative results for any sort of formal diagnosis so they carried on as “normal” but life really wasn’t at all normal for William.  “Denying something is wrong with your child is a disservice to them,” she said. Following her gut, she had him tested by a child neurologist who came to the same conclusion she did.  “When you hear if from an actual doctor,” remembers Tricia, “I broke down. I said ‘let me get this out of my system.’” And then she was ready to face it head on.

William Morales' 13th

Then came the bullying.

Doctors and psychologists have become the norm and William is now aware of his ASD diagnosis.

Unfortunately, bullying has become the norm as well.  “I know words are harsh but you ignore stupidity,” Tricia often tells him.

Then the bullying became physical. When a few boys at his school knocked him down in the hall, then kicked him, William’s first stop was to tell his teacher. “I didn’t see it so there is nothing I can do about it,” was her response. Luckily for William video footage brought the event to the attention of school officials and punishment ensued.

However, the humiliation and hurt linger.  When his mom drives William to school he cries and begs her to let him stay home.

You Are Invited To (2)William is amazingly talented at Lego creations. He can sit down and an hour later comes out with a Lego ship or Lego zombie city. He loves cats, but unfortunately, he’ll have to get rid of his pet cat, because his grandmother will be moving in and she is highly allergic to cats.

William and his sisterdanielleWilliam loves to play his x-box, however, aside from his sisters Kayla and Danielle, and three online friends William plays with via his Xbox, he doesn’t have any friends in real life, which is what crowdFunnit hopes to change.

For those that are not able to attend, William loves receiving and opening mail but typically doesn’t get any birthday cards outside of his family. We are hoping that this year he’ll get a few more. You can mail birthday cards or birthday gifts to William Morales through:
William’s Birthday
C/o Officer Richard Wilson
Port St Lucie Police Athletic League (PAL)
2101 SE Tiffany Ave
Port St Lucie, FL 3495

Through crowdfunnit, Tricia’s hope for William’s upcoming 13th birthday is simple: For people to attend and bring children, including those who are just like him, to show him that people do care about him, that there are people out there who are compassionate, and that not everyone is a bully. “Please help my boy smile.”

crowdFunnit Crowd-Sources Special Events For Special Kids: crowdFunnit, a project of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Cherab Foundation, was created to bring people together, raising awareness about differences while fostering acceptance and compassion. Helping a friendless child celebrate a birthday is just an incredible mechanism in which to help make this happen. The party itself and any media attention it brings will help fight bullying at the root while the community connections will exist long after the party ends.

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24 Comments on “William Morales’ 13th Birthday Party Invitation

  1. I get it, our daughter will be 13 in October…she’s been invited to one birthday party, she’s had 2 parties here, in which she invited her whole class..not one attended..one RSVP saying they were going to be out of town. This year we’re just going to take her to Legoland…i can’t bear the sadness on her face anymore…she was diagnosed with Autism when she was 9, we too have suffered with the bullying..EVERYDAY in 5th grade, the school said they have a no tolerance policy, but that’s not what we experienced…so happy she HAD to change schools going into 6th grade because her school only went up to 5th grade. Happy birthday sweetheart, I hope you have a wonderful party!!

    • Ginger, we are so sorry to hear this. If you would like us to help your daughter celebrate her 13th birthday with a crowdFunnit birthday party please let us know. You can refer your daughter here http://crowdfunnit.org/refer-a-child/ crowdFunnit has been a proactive way of dealing with bullying while helping build friendships and compassion.

      • ginger, I am so sorry for your daughter, I cried when I read your comment. I wish you could bring her to the party. Thank you much for wishing William a happy birthday. God bless you all

  2. Dear William, I promise it gets better buddy. You are perfect as you are and others will figure it out! I hope to see you at your party. You are awesome. Mom this is such a hard age for any teen, particularly for our sweet spectrum babies. He will find his group. Bullying is never ok. Find a group for him. There are so many support groups. He will be ok.

    • Traci, thank you so much. He’s in therapy right now, his anxiety is off the charts with school starting tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting you l!!

  3. Hi William and family,
    The Bertelli family will be at your party to wish you a happy birthday and to drop off a birthday card/gift! Our sons name is also William, and he’s excited to meet you!

    • Erica thank you so much and I am so looking forward to meeting you all!!! The amount of support has been so awesome. See you Sunday

  4. Happy Birthday William! We aren’t able to come to your party – but it sounds really fun!! Zach and Taven will be sending you are card in the mail! Have a super fun birthday!!!

    ~The Marshalls~

    • Jessica, thank you so much, please thank your children for me. You really have no idea how much this all means to William and our whole family. God bless you all!!

  5. Happy Birthday William theres nothing the matter with you the people with problems are bullies who dont extend kindness. Im so happy you stand up to them. Im a 54 year old attorney who was physically bullied for being jewish in 6th 7 8 and 9th grade. What happened to you is illegal. My daughter was bullied on facebook in 7th grade.You are smart kind and imptortant. That is your basic nature. Your life is precious and miraculous. Keep your chin up that makes you cool. The memory wiil stick but you will be strong by learning how not to treat other living beings in that manner. People want you to have friends and a great party. Have fun on your birthday because you deserve happiness.

    • Donald thank you so much for your kind words they mean so much to William. I’m so sorry you and your daughter had to go through this horrible thing called bullying! But we are the better people bless you!

  6. William,
    My name is Angi my daughter and myself will deffinetly be attending your big day and looking forward to meeting you and your family!!
    Your story really touched me. The way I see it you are a beautiful person and have so much to offer this world and the only disability I see are the people with bad attitudes and shame on them!! Keep your head up buddy
    See you Sunday
    Happy Birthday William

  7. Hi William, we love birthday parties. Our twins are 4.5…Not too good at bowling, lol. Not sure if William wants little kids, let us know:)

      • Great!! We’ll stop by…what is William into??? What’s a party without presents???

  8. Omg this is the story of my child he is 14 years old and went through the same experiences only I became a madwoman and challenged the father of the bully who gave my son a bloody nose advising him to never touch my child or police,lawsuit would ensue only to break up the winter concert in the face of a woman who’s bully son wd punch my son in the stomach when he came home looking like a zombie i found out the bully was sent from another school he made all types of trouble so my screaming at her in front of everyine and my 600 per hour lawyer and we got our way so sick of my beautiful child being treated like dirt every teacher got a piece of what I thought about them sitting there collecting a pay Check and watching other children destroy his good years how I wish he had a friend but at the same time I dont trust kids they are evil

    • Oh Liz, I am so sad and disgusted at the story your are telling me!! I’m so sorry for your son, do you live close by? If you’d like you can call me and maybe our sons can talk! Please please know you are not alone, there are so many of us out there. You can message me and I’ll give you my number!

  9. I don’t know you but I’m a teacher in Chicago and I read your story online. I understand how tough it can be to be different from other people but once they get to know you and see you smile, things will change!
    Have the best birthday ever😊❤️🌈⚾️🎂🍰🍣🌭🍔🍥🍭🍥🍧HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILLIAM ! Love,Rozlyn Chicago Illinois

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