Son Terrified of People Judging His ‘Ugly’ Body Sees Reality After Dad Shares A Photo Bearing All on Social Media

Carter Gentle is a seven year old with a congenital heart defect that has left him scarred from multiple surgeries.  When his father Mark saw how devastated is son was after the last surgery,  he posted the following on Facebook for his friends and family to share and hopefully put on smile on Carter’s face.


#‎CHDAWARENESS‬ We were a little apprehensive to post this but I feel it’s important. 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. How many likes can Carter get for his bravery?! Feel free to share. ‪#‎CartersSong‬ ‪#‎HeartHeroes‬ ‪#‎CHD‬

Instead of just friends and family, over 100,000 strangers shared it (with 1.3 million likes) to show their support.  If you’d like to share the post yourself, click here.

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