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Mother asked to euthanize her autistic son and donate his organs

By Mason White 6:31 PM August 20, 2013
Max Begley 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A family was a shocked when they received a letter asking them to euthanize their autistic son.

The family of Ontario, Canada, are furious after a woman sent them a letter telling them that their autistic child was a like a wild animal, who nobody wants in the neighborhood.

During the summer, 13-year-old Max Begley spends his mornings at his grandmother Brenda Millson’s house where he has a nice backyard to play in because Max’s mother, Karla Begley, has multiple sclerosis, making it hard for her to run after her son when he walks off.

One day, his grandmother received a disturbing letter addressed to the teenager with autism. The letter suggested that the family to either move away from the community and live in a trailer or in the woods, or they euthanize their son and donate his body parts to science, since he is a nuisance.

After hearing about the injustice done to the Begley family, the community got together to show their support for the family, and to make 13-year-old Max feel welcomed in the community.

Concerned for their son’s safety, the family has contacted the police. Police spokesperson Jodi MacLean said that they are taking the threat seriously.