Last week on Halloween, a 17-year-old girl with autism in Utah went trick-or-treating with her siblings. However, people were quick to shut the door in her face and tell her she's too old.
According to Fox13Now:
Katina Burnett, who often goes by Trina, dressed up as Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas", but came home crying. However, Trina did not let the experience and a few rude people get her down.
“Some people just had some bit of misunderstanding, which is fine," she said Saturday.
One of Trina's sisters posted about the incident on Facebook and it blew up. Immediately, Heather Chadwick wanted to help.
“I have a little cousin that’s special needs as well and I lived with her for a long time, and they have a really special place in my heart, so I was like, ‘Well she needs a redo!’” Chadwick said.
She posted in community Facebook groups to try to get people to help hand out candy on Saturday and keep their Halloween decorations up.
She also suggested a trunk-or-treat in the parking lot at Lehi Junior High School around the corner from her house. More cars than she expected showed up.
“I knew that it was a good community, but I did not expect that at all!” Chadwick said.
With a bag full of candy and even an appearance by the Chick-fil-a cow, Trina still made sure to thank everyone and give them a hug.
Chadwick said the Lehi Jr. High administrators want to hold a safe trick-or-treat for kids with special needs next year.
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