POLITICS

Ont boy ignored by peers gets bowling alley birthday bash

03/20/2015 11:09 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 05:59 EDT
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - An Ontario teenager who didn't receive a single answer after putting out invitations for his birthday party on Friday has received an outpouring of support.

Melissa Camus set up a Facebook page for her son Odin and a website in Peterborough that promotes events in the Ontario community.

The Facebook page describes Odin as a 13-year-old boy who suffers from Aspergers syndrome, a disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and socialize with others.

It says Odin has difficulty making friends and instead of a birthday party his mother set up a bowling night at a local ally.

Odin has received an outpouring of good wishes on Twitter, from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors among many others.

The Peterborough website PTBO Canada posted pictures of Odin's birthday bash late Friday calling it "one heck of a birthday party."

Odin's birthday has also received widespread media attention.

Odin told CTV News on Friday before his birthday party that he estimates he received four-thousand text messages from around the world.

"I think it’s amazing how so many people actually care because not a lot of people where I used to live cared about my birthday," he told the television network in an interview.