When a schoolmate told Lex Camilleri that her autistic brother Frank, 9, was "weird," Lex did what any loving sibling would do: she stood up for her brother.
Six-year-old Lex wrote a letter to her school's student council, and now it's going viral because of her heartwarming request.
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"I would like it if we could learn about all disabilities is school so that everybody understands that some people are different, but we should all be treated the same," she wrote.
Lex's mom Sophie posted a picture of the note on her Facebook, asking her friends to share it to raise disability awareness in schools. The post has now been shared more than 30,000 times. Autism and disability awareness groups have also shared Lexi's letter plus materials for teachers.
According to Sophie, Frank and Lexie are very close. "Lex absolutely loves Frank," Sophie told TODAY.com. "She's always by his side; she may be his younger sister but she always looks out for him."
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Lexi has never been shy about her opinions her parents said. So they aren't surprised by how well she's handled the extra attention.
“I am bursting with pride,” said Sophie Camilleri. “To know that Lex's letter has touched so many people around the world is wonderful. She is my little superstar.”
See the full letter below: