Dallas Fowler, was waiting in line at Walmart with her little boy, Jameus, when a complete stranger decided to say something incredibly disgusting about him. Fowler was shocked to say the least and decided to respond in the best way possible.
Fowler’s son Jameus was born with a rare disease called Hirschsprung’s disease, and because of it he has gone through many surgeries and has to live with a stoma bag.
Jameus’s colon ruptured when he was 2 weeks old and the stoma actually saved his life. A stoma is an artificial opening allowing the body to function properly and to divert the flow of feces and/or urine.
Jameus is only 2 years old and it’s likely that he may have to live with his stoma for the rest of his life. Dallas is determined to teach him to love himself just the way he is, no matter what other people may think.
But, while Dallas was in line at Walmart one day, she picked Jameus up and his stoma showed for no longer than a few seconds. A woman in line behind her screamed and asked her, “Why in the world would you let someone do that to him?”
Dallas tried to explain her son’s disease and the reason he has to wear a stoma bag to the rude woman, and her only reply was, “Well, I am sorry, but I just think that is so ‘repulsing,’ can you please keep his shirt down?”
Dallas kept her cool instead of freaking out on the woman, because Jameus was there and she was trying to set a good example for him, she just walked away to stand in a different line. But that night, Dallas decided to respond to her experience, not directly to the woman, but she posted an open letter on Facebook that has since gone viral.
Jameus is only 2 years old and he had to hear a woman call him “repulsing,” and that is just NOT ok.
Dallas said on her Facebook page, “Please be kind and choose your words wisely, especially should you choose to comment about something that is none of your business. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about, and my son is winning his.”
Jameus, you’re beautiful.
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