Mom Pleas For A Replica Of Her Daughter With Autism's Favorite Shirt, Internet Responds

by Jerriann Sullivan
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Daughter With Autism
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More than 78 shirts have been found since mom’s post about daughter with autism

Cami’s been obsessed with her favorite pink shirt for four to five years now, and her mom desperately wants to find more of them. So people all over the country are helping track down the rare shirt for the little girl who has autism.

So being a modern mom, Deborah Grimshaw Skouson took her plea to Facebook and asked the world to join her on this unique quest for her special little girl. “She got her first one in kindergarten five years ago, and we have found four more since then, mostly on eBay. Her current one is almost unwearable, and eBay has gone dry,” Skouson, of Utah, shared in her post that’s gone viral. “This is where you come in. We need another ‘pink flower shirt’, so will you please share this post or even just the photo? We will pay for the shirt and the shipping if someone would be kind enough to sell it to us.”

Then something magical happened. People shared the post, including the page Love What Matters, and in one week little Cami received 78 more of her favorite shirts! The pink flowered masterpiece is CIRCO brand from Target if you want to join in on the hunt to find Cami’s shirt. A few helpful souls went as far as to contact Target on behalf of Cami and her mom. The retail giant said it also wants to help find replacement tees for the little girl, the folks at Fox 2 reported. People with autism can be known for their repetitive nature, which can help soothe them. “Obsessions, repetitive behavior, and routines can be a source of enjoyment for people with autism and a way of coping with everyday life,” the National Autistic Society wrote.

This is the reason Deborah had to get Cami more of her favorite shirts. She’s not asking people to indulge her daughter but to help her. “Cami adores this shirt, and it brings her a lot of comfort and security, which is sometimes hard for her to come by in her chaotic little world,” she shared. “She doesn’t wear it all the time, but likes to put it on after school, and she wears it to bed as a pajama shirt.” And that’s something we can all relate to. Who doesn’t have a beloved fit for bed?

“I am so grateful for the kindness that my daughter has been shown,” she went on to say. Since the original post when viral strangers have also offered to make Cami teddy bears, pillows, blankets, and other keepsakes out of the extra shirts that were collected. “People are inherently good and kind, and I’m glad I’ve been able to be a recipient of that kindness.”

Thanks for inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves, Cami and Deborah.

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