Megan Mennes, a blogger and proud mum of two boys, likes to share her family pictures on Instagram and other social networking sites. Unfortunately she had a terrible experience recently when an internet troll, called her son, who has Down’s Syndrome, “ugly”.
The picture of Quinn, which showed him sat on the grass smiling, after a week of illness, was posted to Instagram when the comment appeared.
Brave Megan wrote an open letter to the troll, on her blog where she shared her feelings:
“Since I started blogging about my son Quinn, and his disability, I knew this day would come … I don’t want to make assumptions about you, but I can guess from your immaturity and ignorance that you know little about the helplessness that parents feel when caring for a sick infant with respiratory issues … Go outside. Read a book. Compliment someone. Most importantly, enlighten yourself; there’s already enough cruelty in this world and anyone worth their salt should be striving to make this place better, not worse. I simply hope my own children learn to look past ignorant comments and actions and treat others with respect and dignity. We all deserve it, even you. Sincerely, A Proud Mama”.
To read the blog post in full click here –http://bit.ly/1gPFZSA
We say well done Megan! xxx