Her Boy Was Bullied For Dots On His Skin, What The Mum Replied Has Gone Viral
Parents know that the world can be cold and cruel sometimes. It is easy and natural to want to shelter kids from mean-spirited children and immature adults. The reality, unfortunately, is that we cannot be there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect them.
For children living with a physical or medical condition that is visible for others to see, it can mean a lifetime of taunting and bullying. Still, there are some kids that either want to see the good in others or simply learn to forgive a wrongdoing as soon as it happens.
Ruth Gaon thought she had grown accustomed at people looking at her eight-year-old son, Erez Gaon. Erez was born with congenital melanocytic nevus, a condition where birthmarks of all sizes appear through-out the body. This time, however, the mother of three felt like she was about to lose her temper. Ironically, it was her son who taught her how to react to bullies.
When Erez was born in Israel, doctors didn't know how to tell the mom her son's condition.
Instead, they wrapped him around in blankets to conceal his birthmarks.
Congenital melanocytic nevus appears in 1 per cent of babies born worldwide.
This occurs due to a mutation in the body's cells, usually in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Ruthi noticed her newborn had a huge mole on his back.
Ruthi and her husband are parents to another boy and a girl.
Erez's condition worried doctors as the moles were internally in his spine and brain.
This was a concern as it may cause epileptic seizures. The baby boy has gone through several surgeries.
Erez attends a special needs school and is in grade three.
To ensure Erez is socially included he also attends a public school once a week. Ruthi points out Erez is a happy boy who is a social butterfly.
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