Mom got herself a tattoo to protect her daughter from ridicule from classmates

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Mom got herself a tattoo to protect her daughter from ridicule from classmates
Mom got herself a tattoo to protect her daughter from ridicule from classmates
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How far is a mother willing to go to support her child?

Mom got herself a tattoo to protect her daughter from ridicule of classmates

Shortly after Australian Stacey Barnard gave birth, doctors told her the sad news: her daughter Georgia has a congenital hearing loss, and the girl will have to wear hearing aids for the rest of her life. The diagnosis was made at 2.5 months. Georgia grew up surrounded by care and love and was not particularly worried about this feature of hers. Until she was 7 years old, it was time to go to school.

Stacey didn't think that her child was so different from ordinary children that she should not be sent to a regular school, but to a school for the hearing impaired. But the girl did not manage to go to a regular school right away. On the eve of the first day of school, the director of their first school called her mother and said that a child with a hearing aid would not be in their institution, because, allegedly, she poses a threat to the safety of others.

Stacey transferred Georgia to another school. Here, problems of a different kind arose. Children began to tease the baby and bring her to tears. Once home, she broke and hid her hearing aids over and over again, swearing she would never wear them again.

Mom explained that there is no shame in wearing a hearing aid.

"I told her it was exactly the same device as glasses. If you have poor eyesight, you wear glasses. If hearing is weak, a hearing aid.”

It didn't help. None of the children will agree to wear things for which you are daily ridiculed. Stacy went to various tricks, she even made jewelry for her daughter from hearing aids, covering them with rhinestones and painting them in bright colors. Did not work. Then mom decided to take the last step.

"OK, if I want to show my daughter that there is nothing to be embarrassed about, I will show it by my example," she decided.

Stacey turned to a tattoo artist she knew, and together they designed a tattoo for her. The tattoo is an exact replica of a hearing aid, the name "Georgia", pierced on the mother's neck, and a butterfly - the New Zealand symbol of the deaf society.

“Yes, I was aware that this is now with me for life. That hearing aids will change, and I will stay with this painted. And you know, I'm proud of my choice anyway.”

The effect exceeded all expectations. Georgia instantly stopped being ashamed of her hearing aids and started wearing them with pride. The classmates also somehow fell silent at once, because none of them had such cool parents who would have made themselves a tattoo in honor of their child.

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