In contrast to internet users who instead use photos of toddlers with rare syndromes that are used as jokes on the internet. A toddler named Mariah Anderson who was born in South Carolina with the condition Chromosame Two Duplication Syndrome has even been made a joke on the Internet.
Mariah Anderson’s rare syndrome affects motor skills and decreases life expectancy. Chromosome Two Duplication syndrome is found and diagnosed in children. Even of the 120 cases found, half of his life could be more than 12 years.
The spread of Mariah’s photo, which was made a joke, started with a Facebook post made by her own mother, Kyra Priangle. Photo uploaded after Mariah’s birthday party. By irresponsible Internet users, it wasn’t long before Mariah’s photo was edited and made a joke. Even the photos are spread on social media such as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, which consider the joke funny.
The mother was very sad when she learned that her son Mariah’s photo was spread on the internet and made a laugh. Kyra, the mother said sadly, as conveyed in an interview on one television quoted by the Mirror, that she could not bear her child to be said to be like a monster. In fact, he couldn’t bear to read a joke that ridiculed his son being compared to a leprechaun, a creature in Irish mythology that resembles a strange old man.
Even her grandmother Mariah felt sad, she felt that only heartless people made fun of her grandchildren while the toddler was struggling to recover from the rare syndrome Chromosome Two Duplication syndrome. Mariah’s family, who knows the condition of the struggling toddler, wants Mariah to grow up just like toddlers her age can play and have a better life expectancy.
Mariah’s family wants that irresponsible person to empathize with what the two year old toddler is feeling. Even though it was very difficult to stop the spread of photos on the Internet, what Mariah’s family couldn’t accept was a joke made so hurtful that even if Mariah found out she would be devastated.
Although uploading Mariah’s photo to the internet is not the first time that her mother, Kyra, has done it some time ago. The purpose of uploading Mariah’s photo to the internet on the gofundme site is for fundraising. When Mariah was only 8 months old, the toddler was suffering from infantile spasms, which are recurrent seizures that occur very quickly even with unexpected movements.
According to the mother, Kyra, her son Mariah can experience 4-5 groups of seizures in one day. This incident made him anxious even in one seizure group that could occur 4 to 25 times. Of course this is very dangerous so it requires medical treatment and costs are not small. Because mother decided to raise funds for Mariah.