Mother Of Toddler With Rare Condition Responds To Cyberbullies
Thousands started sharing the photo after it was posted, with many creating memes out of it that included cruel and insensitive captions, while others posted comments making fun of Mariah’s appearance.
“The smile that you guys think is funny or the smile that you guys are comparing to a leprechaun,” Pringle said, addressing the Internet bullies, “the things you guys are saying about my child, she’s not a monster, she’s real.”
Mariah’s family said that they just want to be able to enjoy the time they have with their beloved little girl, whose life expectancy is reportedly grim.
“If you’re out there and you’re doing these things, and you think that it’s funny, it’s not funny,” Mariah’s grandmother, Linda Pringle, said. “This is actually a human being, this is a child, this is a baby.”
“People are going to do what they are going to do,” the girl’s father, David Anderson, added. “The only thing that’s bothering me is what’s bothering my family.”
Among all of the negativity surrounding Pringle’s special birthday photo, the mother revealed in a Facebook post, there has also been an outpouring of support from those who stand with her against the bullying. “I can’t say THANK YOU ENOUGH…to our community…. I promise this is a trying time for me,” she wrote. “I’m so THANKFUL.”