When you have a child, you want nothing more than to protect it. It is your child, and it is perfect - even if the rest of the world doesn't see them that way. When Brody was born with a cleft lip and palate, as well as a form of chromosome deletion, his parents were still so in love with him.
That is why they were so shocked when someone posted a rude comment about their three month old baby online.
Just like so many other moms, Sara Heller shared photos of her baby online, except the comment she received completely caught her off guard.
"What's wrong with your son's face?"
When someone asked her what was wrong with her son's face, Sara couldn't believe it. Her three month old son was already getting bullied and he couldn't even hold his own head up yet! She knew that as his mother, it was her job to advocate for him, so instead of getting mad she instead replied to the comment with a link to a medical website with information about cleft palates.
With that moment still fresh in her mind, while Sara was out to dinner with some friends (and Brody), the server gave her something she almost couldn't believe. The server mentioned they had something from another table and when it was a paper Sara assumed it would be just a message about the baby, but instead she found a check for $1000!
The memo line read "for your beautiful baby" and Sara was amazed. This person didn't know about their experience earlier in the week, they just wanted to do something nice. The funds will be used to help pay for some of Brody's surgeries, the first of which will take place soon.
What a generous person to do something like this!
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