A father has Twitter rallying in the search of a little blue cup, after a plea for his son who has autism was shared widely online.
Marc Carter needs replacement Tommee Tippee cups for Ben, 14, who refuses to drink from anything else. The baby-bottle line has stopped manufacturing the boy’s favourite cup, and his current feeder has begun disintegrating.
“People say he will drink when he’s thirsty but two emergency trips to A&E with severe dehydration say otherwise,” writes the petitioning dad.
See the open letter here:
Despite the dad’s meticulous request, there has been some success:
But not all who read the letter felt supportive. Since launching the hunt earlier this week, Marc has been accused of enabling his disabled son’s “rigid” ways.
In a follow up tweet, Marc points out “inaccurate assumptions about the way we care for Ben is both unfair and offensive.”
We hope it all works out for Ben and his family as the search for the little blue cup continues.
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