Virginia boy’s birthday request for water balloon fight goes viral

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – A birthday party in Botetourt County next week is receiving worldwide attention.

The parents of Camden Eubanks posted an event on Facebook last week, asking people to attend their son’s 10th birthday party and the response has been huge.

Due to a disorder called apraxia, he has difficulty communicating with other children and making friends.

When he requested a big birthday party with a water balloon fight, his parents were concerned and worried no one would show up.

“I was just hoping for maybe 10 or 20 kids, Local kids to come to his party and throw some water balloons with him. The response has now been outrageous. We are now expecting 1000 people to be there,” explained Traci Eubanks, Camden’s mom.

Since Sunday, more than 3,000 people have liked the Facebook invite page and more than $500 has been raised using GoFundMe to pay for the party with donations coming in from as far away as Europe.

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