Some try to alleviate Balloon Boy backlash |

Some try to alleviate Balloon Boy backlash

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Vail CO Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Not everyone hates the Balloon Boy family.

A mother and daughter in Fort Collins say they have distributed flyers asking residents to drop notes of compassion on the lawn of the family at the center of the balloon spectacle.

Fifty-year-old Cheri Foster tells KUSA-TV that the Heene family has given permission for people to drop notes of concern on their lawn.

Police believe Richard and Mayumi Heene pretended their 6-year-old son was aloft in a runaway balloon on Oct. 15 in order to win public attention. The boy was safe inside the Heene home.

Foster and her daughter are calling Monday the “first ever Fort Collins Care Movement” and say they’re starting to feel sorry for the Heenes, whom they’ve never met.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,

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