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Carson just might have gotten her wish. More than 1,000 families applied to help her celebrate her special day. In fact, Carson is a little overwhelmed with all the responses.

“I swear I’m getting 4 emails a minute now ... I think I’ve gotten more than 1,000 emails.”

The responses haven't been limited to the United States, either. There have been offers coming from as far away as Australia and Canada, along with offers for flights, cars, money and other huge parties, but Carson explained that she wants to keep it simple.

“I just want a normal birthday, nothing extravagant,” says the student, adding, that she doesn’t even like “fancy dinners. That’s not my personality.”

Carson has not chosen a family to celebrate with, and now feels bad that she can't celebrate with everyone who responded to her post.

“Now I feel more hopeful about my birthday, and more happy. I feel a bit bad too, though in a way, because I’ll be 40 before I can celebrate my birthday with all of these people. I want to be like, ‘Will you be willing to wait until I’m 40?'”

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