In today’s world, social media has become the go-to platform for communication. It’s only natural for parents to share photos of their little ones with friends and family to spread joy. However, not everyone is met with kindness. Meet Natasha, a courageous young mother who faces relentless online bullying for simply sharing pictures of her one-year-old son, Raedyn. But Natasha has a message to share…
Natasha, like any proud mother, loves posting adorable pictures and videos of her son on social media, especially on popular platforms like TikTok. However, instead of receiving the expected love and support, she is bombarded with hurtful comments and demands to stop posting.
But Natasha won’t be discouraged. She has a powerful message for those who try to break her spirit: “I will not stop… just because he looks different doesn’t mean that he is any less – he is perfect.”
Raedyn was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, a condition that affects the limbs, face, and skull. But to Natasha, her son is without a doubt flawless. That’s why she proudly shares videos of him online.
Unfortunately, the comments she receives are often hurtful, questioning her son’s quality of life and even accusing her of making him suffer. The cruelty doesn’t end online. Natasha also faces insensitive remarks and questions from strangers when she’s out in public.
“People come up to me and rudely ask, ‘What’s wrong with your child?’ or ‘Why does your child look like that?’… That’s not how you talk to a human being,” Natasha shares. It’s no wonder she finds it exhausting to constantly explain her son’s health challenges to others.
Even though Raedyn looks different, Natasha wants the world to understand that he deserves the same love and acceptance as any other child. “He lives a life just like every other child… Does he look different? Absolutely. But that doesn’t make him any less,” she states passionately. “He deserves life, he deserves acceptance – I will fight until my dying day for that.”
It’s disheartening to witness how quick people are to judge others based on their appearance. Natasha and Raedyn are just a normal family, hoping that one day the world will embrace disabled individuals without prejudice or discrimination.
“We pray for the world to accept disabled people and not judge them based on their appearance or abilities,” Natasha affirms. Let’s strive for a more inclusive and kind society, where everyone feels valued and loved.
Let’s send Natasha and her adorable son Raedyn our love and support. Together, we can make a difference and create a world that celebrates diversity and empowers every individual, regardless of their differences.