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178 Strangers Respond to a Mom's Call for Special Flower Print Shirt

The kindness of strangers from across the world helped a Utah mom help her autistic daughter

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    Deborah Grimshaw Skouson took to Facebook to ask for help from strangers to replace a beloved shirt that her autistic daughter loves.

    Moms know everything, right?

    One Utah mom admittedly did not know how to solve her daughter's dilemma. The kindness of strangers from across the world helped Deborah Grimshaw Skouson find the answer.

    Her daughter with autism, Cami, wore out her favorite flower print Target shirt, after five years. Grimshaw Skouson had replaced the shirt before via eBay but her recent search for additional shirts had been unsuccessful.

    She took to Facebook to solve the issue by posting a photo of the prized pink shirt pleading for help.

    "Okay friends and family, I need your help! As most of you know, my daughter Cami has autism. For the past 4-5 years, she has been fixated on THIS shirt. Her current one is almost unwearable, and eBay has gone dry," Grimshaw Skouson wrote.

    "We will pay for the shirt and the shipping if someone would be kind enough to sell it to us. It has to be this exact shirt! We've tried similar shirts, and they don't cut it with Cami!"

    The post has been shared 5,401 times. So far, 178 people have responded and the family is already in receipt of 50 of the shirts by mail with the furthest coming from Germany.

    Skouson, who has four other children and is a special education teacher, said her family was shocked by all the support.

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