Father Seeks Help to Fulfill Christmas Wish for Son

Marty Mendoza says his son suffers from severe autism and is non-verbal

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The love that Marty Mendoza has for his son, Marty Jr., can't be described in words. Mendoza is a stay-at-home dad who has cared for his son for the last 30 years alone.

"I've been his mom and dad for almost 30 years. My ex-wife, when he was born, she up and left when he was about 2 years old," Mendoza said. "She said he was retarded. I hate that word. And basically, I've been his mom and dad ever since."

Mendoza said Marty Jr. suffers from severe autism, is non-verbal and is the absolute joy and light of his life.

The cards can be mailed to the address below.

Marty Mendoza, Jr.
419 West Avenue C
Belton, TX 76513

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