Parenthood
8-yr-old that lost mom gets more heartbreak when only 1 kid RSVP’s to her birthday so big sis steps in
Charlotte's big sister was appalled when she found out only one person had RSVP to her little sister's birthday party, especially because her classmates knew she had just lost her mom.
Irene Markianou
09.05.22

When Chloe and Charlotte’s mom passed away about three months ago, the girls knew that a new era was just starting for them in which everything would be different.

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Chloe, who is 20 years older than her little sister, saw her mom fight brain cancer for 11 years until she died earlier this year.

She went through the whole thing along with her, supporting and showing her love every day, so when 48-year-old Jenny Wren died after her brain cancer getting worse, Chloe felt terrible.

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However, she knew that her mom had left a part of her behind, and that was Chloe’s sister, Charlotte.

The primary school student had to move to a new school after her mother’s passing, but her birthday was also approaching. So, she sent out invitations to all of the students in her class and waited for their replies.

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Sadly, only one person RSVP’ed, which disappointed her older sister.

Chloe uploaded a video on TikTok at the time, talking about what had happened and asking parents to just take their kids to birthday parties when they receive an invitation.

“My little sister turns eight tomorrow. Her birthday party is going to be this week. Our mom died of brain cancer 83 days ago. One. One child from her class RSVP’ed,” Chloe Sexton said in her video that has been viewed more than 9.3m times. “Her whole class knew what happened, ok?”

@chloebluffcakes Just go to the birthday party youre invited to 🥺 #birthday #grief #kids ♬ original sound – Chloe

Thankfully, all the right people watched her video and started asking if they could go to the party.

Parents from around the town wrote comments about having kids almost the same age as Charlotte, asking if they could bring them to celebrate the girl’s 8th birthday together.

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Chloe, who already has a baby herself, was relieved by the fact that there were so many kind people out there willing to help her sister have the amazing birthday party she deserves.

As she admitted, the most helpful part was two women who offered to help her set up the party. Besides that, there was also a horse that was brought to them for pony rides, they set up a pool, a reptile meeting session, and people stopped by just to give Charlotte their special gifts.

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It was an amazing day for the young girl and what made her older sister even more happy was the fact that she didn’t get sad even for one second. She was so happy to be loved and cared about that she didn’t focus on her grief at all that day.

Chloe is grateful to all the people who helped her prepare the perfect birthday party for her sister, and, as she admitted, it was the first time in her life that she felt that social media is more than random comments and words of support.

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For the first time in her life, Chloe believed that people who communicate with her through social media actually do care about her and her family and they proved it in the best way possible.

@chloebluffcakes Replying to @chloebluffcakes thank you, from deep in my heart. Thank you alyssa, taylor, abby, cindy, libby and wveryone else who helped make this possible. You didnt just save a little girl from heartbreak, you saved something in me ♥️ #birthdayparty ♬ Paper Birds (3 min) – Jordan Halpern Schwartz

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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