Mackenzie celebrated by hundreds of loving strangers.
Mayor of Shakopee declares 18th April, 2015 Mackenzie Moretter’s Day.
When one door closes, a thousand more opens.
Mackenzie was born with a rare genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome, which her parents say makes it harder for her to make friends. But just like every little girl who wants a “big girl” 10th birthday, Mackenzie wanted a different birthday from the family birthdays she’s had in the past. However, when invites were sent to students at school, no one responded.
When no one responded to her daughter’s 10th birthday party invites, Mackenzie’s mum took to Facebook. Jenny Moretter decided to post in a few Facebook groups asking for girls around Mackenzie’s age to please stop by their home in Shakopee Saturday for a birthday party. To her surprise, hundreds of people expressed interest in coming and shared her post.
“I honestly thought it would be a matter of a few other moms out there who I touched their heartstrings,” -Jenny Morreter
The guest list got so long that the city of Shakopee offered the family to host the party at Veterans Memorial Park in Shakopee on Saturday. Not only that, the Mayor of Shakopee also declared that Saturday Mackenzie Moretter’s Day!
— Brad Tabke, Mayor (@MayorTabke) April 18, 2015
The rest, they say, is HISTORY! #HappyBirthdayMackenzie #Shakopee #mackenziesbday
“Jenny was hoping to get 10 girls to show up and all of a sudden this happened,” … “We had hundreds of people arrive on Saturday.” -Matt Moretter