Bismarck’s Birthday Gifts To A 9-Year Old
There STILL is a smile on a 9-year-olds face
I love this story. I first saw it on Bismarck's People Reporting Loud Noises After Lark's Games ( BPRN ) Facebook group page a couple of days ago. His name is Marcus, he was about to turn nine years old. Inititially the goal was to head to Montana, and spend his birthday there with relatives, but the weather and the price of gas put an ened to that. His mom Stephanie told me on the phone this afternoon that sadly her son "didn't have ny friends" and she really wanted to do something special for him. So she did like so many others in Bismarck/Mandan have done, Stephanie reached out for help and asked Bisman residents if anyone had any ideas of how to make her son's birthday memorable - and boy did they responded.
April 24th, 2022
Stephanie Loch EII "Best….Birthday….. Ever! Thank you everyone! He is so excited to build his car with his dad! He has made several new friends and can’t wait to do many more things! Loved the Buck’s game as well. Bismarck and Mandan you guys are truly amazing and any kiddo that wants to do anything with Marcus this summer message me we can set something up to go and do it!"
Someone gave Marcus and his family Bismarck Bucks tickets!
There were gifts from strangers ( now friends )
It became so obvious that people here in town wanted to be a part of Marcus's birthday, to give some love to a young man that just a few weeks ago had no friends. I think he has a whole city full now. Stephanie was so inspired by the countless acts of kindness that she now wants to start a Facebook page for other kids that are ( or were ) in the same situation as Marcus was. I asked her one final question, what was her reaction to Bisman's response to her son?
"Amazed and blessed with all of the support and love from our community"
Final note: Marcus has a full-packed summer ahead, with new friends and planned activities! Happy Birthday Buddy!!!!
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