Community comes together to celebrate young man's 18th Birthday

Published: 23 August 2019


When Samuel, who lives with Autism, was admitted to Basildon Hospital with a Bone infection just weeks before his 18th Birthday his special day looked unlikely but with the support of his parent and the Thurrock branch of the National Autistic Society they were able to make the day special.

The National Autistic Society created an appeal to send Samuel unique Pin Badges, which he collects, and within a couple of days the local branch were sent hundreds of badges and well wishes from all over the UK which the National Autistic Society brought to the hospital to Samuel’s surprise.

Samuel also received a special birthday message from Actor and Presenter James Corden as well as a get well video from Aveley FC Squad and a personal Happy Birthday message from David Gold, the owner of West Ham Utd.

Samuel’s Father Thanked the National Autistic society for all their support saying “The people at NAS Thurrock have been wonderful in supporting us throughout our ongoing ordeal and I'm told that more badges are arriving every day at the group” 


Story submitted by Kevin, Samuel's Father