Posted: Sep 02, 2013 1:50 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 04, 2013 9:55 AM EDT
“He threw the phone and started screaming,” she recalled. “The past few weeks have been very hard and trying for us – especially with public outings. Riley was getting loud and hitting the table and I know it was aggravating to some people.”
Just when England was ready to leave, a waitress appeared.
“I’ll try to do this without crying,” the waitress told the family. “But another customer has paid for your bill tonight and wanted me to give you this note.”
The note read: “God only gives special children to special people.”
Riley is non-verbal and has been through three major brain surgeries for a severe form of epilepsy. The seizures started when he was 18-months-old, robbing him of his speech. His mom says he had more than 100 seizures a day.
Riley’s frustration with being unable to speak, often leads to outbursts England says causes many to cruelly judge her son.
“Until a person has walked in the shoes we have walked in,” she said. “They have no right to say one thing.”
What they should focus on instead? Remembering the one thing she longs to hear from Riley.
“They take just a simple ‘I love you’ from your child for granted,” she said.
“Because you have never heard that from your son?” asked WBTV’s Brigida Mack.
“Never,” England replied, getting choked up. “Never.”
England says the kindness of the mystery diner made her cry. …
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