“Every time I share a photo of my baby boy online, people leave such hurtful remarks and ask me to stop.”
Each person is attractive in their own unique manner. Some persons are a little bit unique and remarkable because of their differences from the others. In actuality, it is the diversity that adds color to this planet. Regrettably, there are a lot of people who believe they have the right to judge others based solely on how they appear.
There will always be rude remarks, judging looks, and judgment. To always recognize the good in life, we must learn to dismiss the negative remarks.
Natasha has two children. Raedyn, her one-year-old son, was born with Pfeiffer Syndrome, a genetic illness marked by the early fusing of several skull bones, which prevents the skull from growing normally and alters the structure of the head and face.
Like every other mother, Natasha enjoys sharing pictures of her kids on social media. Sadly, a lot of people leave rude remarks about Raedyn online, including “What’s wrong with your child? and “Why does your child have that appearance?”
Several even reprimand her for continuing to make videos on TikTok, criticizing her parenting.
Yet, Natasha asserts that her son is just like any other child and that she is not ashamed to display him to the public.
“I won’t give up,” He is perfect, and just because he looks different doesn’t make him any less so,” she asserts.
On TikTok, some users even posted the question, “What quality of life will he have?”
“Why would you force him to live that way? You are allowing him to live such a wretched existence.
Sadly, this also occurs in real life and not just on social media. Many people come up to Natasha and inquire about Raedyn.
“Justicially, people approach me and ask, ‘What’s wrong with your child? Or, why does your child appear that way? … You don’t talk to people like that.
She said, “It’s stressful to explain my son’s health issues again and over… He lives a life like every other child… Is he a different look? Indeed, but that doesn’t diminish him in any way.
Raedyn’s mother does everything in her power to provide him the best life possible and to shield him from the comments and looks he encounters. He deserves acceptance and life, and I will fight for those things until the day I pass away.
Furthermore, Natasha adds, “What people need to understand is that I am simply a mother, and my kid is just a baby; his diagnosis doesn’t control our lives.
We are only a typical family.
I hope that one day everyone would accept persons with disabilities and not stereotype them based on their appearance or their limitations.
When we hear life stories like Natasha and Raedyn’s, we are reminded of the challenges they face every day. We sincerely hope that people will come to appreciate diversity and that future societies will be more open to all.