Mother Has A Heartfelt Response To All The Trollers On Social Media Who Use Her Child's Face To Promote Abortion
On 16th April 2018
Natalie Weaver has been struggling with her daughter's health issues since her birth. According to the mom, her life was much easier when she only had to worry about her baby girl's health. But thanks to the cruelty of some people, now Sophia is blatantly targetted for merely her physical appearance and her pictures are misused on social media as part of memes and sick jokes by equally sick people.
#1 Parenting Is Never Easy
Parenting is never easy. It is tough, it is an emotional roller coaster ride that makes you question your actions every other time. You have so much love for your child that you know that you will give up everything of your own in a blink of an eye just to keep your baby safe and happy. That silent vow of keeping your baby safe from the world, that you made to yourself when you first saw your child is what makes you keep going even during the toughest days.
#2 Natalie Took To Social Media To Give Voice To Her Daughter's Rights
So what happens when your child is targetted as a joke by the world just because she looks different. For Weaver family, it was not only heartbreaking but it was cruel beyond words when their baby girl was made the subject of a crude joke in form of a meme that was posted all over the social media. The family fought relentlessly for the picture to be removed but the hate and cruelty made it a lot more difficult for the parents to fight for their baby's rights to privacy.
Natalie Weaver, Sophia's mom is a brave woman who is ready to take on the world for the sake of her baby girl. In an attempt to create compassion in the hearts of the public, Natalie decided to share the story of her baby girl on social media.
#3 Sophia Is Diagnosed With Rett Syndrome, A Brain Disorder
Natalie in a series of emotional and heartwrenching posts revealed her daughter Sophia was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a brain disorder that permanently affects children’s language and motor functions. The family was told that she would need a lot of surgery and 24/7 care throughout her life.
Natalie wrote, "She’s had 22 surgeries. She has a feeding tube. A colostomy bag. She has seizures and choking spells because of both the deformities and the Rett syndrome."
#4 She Has Been Told By People That Her Daughter Deserves To Die Just Because Her Looks Are Not Acceptable According To Society's Standards
Natalie heartbreakingly in one of her posts reveals that she was told by one person that her baby girl looks like she has been violently attacked by someone. Her appearance apparently makes others uncomfortable and according to that heartless person, Natalie should make her daughter go through painful cosmetic surgeries to make others feel more comfortable.
Fighting for their child's health and fighting human cruelty at its worse is not the only worry in Sophia's parent's lives. They also have to worry about their daughter's healthcare. Sophia is now 9 years old, still fighting against all odds and making her parents proud of her brave soul.
#5 She Constantly Receives Hate Mails And Threats
When healthcare laws started happening, Natalie decided to speak up and create awareness about her daughter's disease as she felt that if people knew more about her condition, they would understand why it was so important for her and others like her to have healthcare coverage.
In her fight against these laws, Natalie was constantly receiving hate mails and threats from people who made sure to tell her how unwelcoming her daughter's looks are. "There are people who go out of their way to make sure you see their cruelty. I get people telling me to kill my child, to put her out of her misery."
#6 Sophia's Pictures Were Used To Promote The Benefits Of Abortion
As if this much cruelty was not enough, someone got hold of Sophia's pictures and her pictures were misued on social media. Someone used Sophia's pictures and along with it added benefits of abortion. The picture suggested consequences of not having abortion.
Natalie says she was heartroken over the height of human cruelty. She blocked it, hoping that it would be removed. "I blocked it. I just hoped it was gone. But it was never removed. The account remained."
#7 Natalie Repeatdelt Pleaded To The Twitter To Remove The Pictures
The picture was posted on Twitter. Natalie says she sent a note to Twitter pleading them to take the pictures off as Sophia is her daughter. But Twitter refused her, claiming that it did not violate their rules. Natalie says, "The troll was mentioning my name and reaching out to my followers on Twitter."
Natalie ms she continued to ask Twitter to remove the pictures but they showed no respect towards her or her daughter Sophia. She says, "Twitter needs to add people with disabilities as a category in their violation reporting. Otherwise, people don’t know the appropriate category to select for hate towards people with disabilities."
#8 Twitter Actually Has A Rule Against Hate Crime
It was later found that Twitter actually does have a policy against hate speech, which states, "You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease."
#9 Twitter Later Sent Natalie An Email Of Apology
Eventually, Natalie began asking her friends, family and strangers to help her in reporting the account so that it could be removed. Finally, Twitter listened to her pleads and the account was removed and banned from the social media site. Also, Twitter sent Natalie a mail apologizing for delaying the removal of the account.
#10 Natalie Knows Her Fight Is Not Easy, But All She Wants Is A Little Understanding And Empathy From People To Make Her Struggle Easy
Natalie knows that being a parent of a special needs child is never easy. She is also willing to do whatever it takes to keep her daughter happy and healthy. The only thing she wants from the public is to have some compassion and empathy for her baby girl and to make her feel welcomed and not judge her beautiful brave soul on the basis of her looks.