I have just had the pleasure of learning that there are apparently people who scour support groups of disabled kids, download photos posted by proud parents, and re-post the photos to mock the kids. Seriously. There are people who take the time to do this.
I guess it shouldn’t surprise me entirely. One of the things that disturbed me when we first go my kid’s diagnosis was a couple of videos on YouTube making fun of people with my kid’s syndrome. Just people staggering around with their mouths hanging open, that sort of thing. It was unexpected, because the syndrome is so rare that most people haven’t heard of it. But the syndrome has a strange name, and if someone had actually heard of it, and was malicious and/or simply immature, it would be, I suppose, an apt target.
I had half a thought of never posting a picture of my kid again and taking down all the pictures I have posted. Because if I ever found someone doing that to my kid, hell would hath no fury like me. I found this guy not entirely unsympathetic.
But then, I had a kind of Churchill-during-the-Blitz moment (ahem, obviously of much less moment) and decided, I will not let the bullies win! I shall post away!
Ain’t he grand?