The Internet is helping to give a young boy a big boost in confidence.
7-year-old Carter Gentle of Farmington, Maine, was born with a congenital heart defect, and underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a pacemaker
However, when the 7-year-old removed his bandages following surgery, he was unhappy with what he saw, according to a Facebook post by his father, Mark Gentle.
“Carter took his bandages off this morning. He cried for 45 minutes when he saw his scars. He said that he’s afraid people will think he is ugly. This was hard to hear as a parent. We told him that his scars are beautiful and make him look like a superhero.”
BTW: Carter is recovering well and most importantly, far more comfortable with his scars. They (his scars) show everybody what he’s overcome and that he was stronger than the disease that tried to kill him…” Carter’s father says “I’ve been able to explain to him that there’s a lot of people that have a lot of scars, and that you need to be proud of your scars.”
How many Facebook ‘likes’ can Carter get for his bravery?”
The answer, 1.4 million and counting! http://goo.gl/UDMn8p