Mother Reminds Ill Daughter She Is Beautiful in Emotional Video
This moment mother-daughter moment will bring tears to your eyes.
12-year-old Mehkya Moss has been battling health issues since she was five-years-old, and her condition recently gotten worse. Doctors first believed she had Crohn’s disease, but when results came back negative they were unsure of a concrete diagnosis for her condition.
The condition has caused her colon and large intestines to stop functioning properly and her body is unable to produce a normal bowel movement.
Since her condition has elevated, she wears a tube that pumps medication into her colon to prevent a build up. Wearing the tube makes her feel extremely self conscious, but her mom wanted to do something to make her feel better.
31-year-old Georgia mom, Monique Sanford, found inspiration in Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and wanted to remind her daughter that no matter what she is just that: beautiful.
“Sitting here talking with Mehkya & she is embarrassed to go to the school [tomorrow] to receive her academic awards,” she captioned the video. “So me being the mom I am I’m making sure she EMBRACE whom God chose her to be. Excuse our hair & roughness. We just wanted to show the devil up because God didn’t give us the spirit of FEAR. Mehkya may look different BUT she is “beautiful.””
In the video, the mother prompts Mehkya to sing the 2002 song while the young girl’s 6-year-old sister, Jer’Niya, sits closely by to support. When things get a little too emotional, mom steps in to finish the song.
The response to the video has been overwhelmingly positive with nearly 10,000 views, close to 700 likes and almost 200 shares thus far.
“I wanted her to feel comfortable & still see herself as a beautiful young woman I saw her as despite the stares she gets when we are in public,” the mom says of her reason for making the video. “I never imagined the video would go viral like it did. My main focus was Mehkya & when I decided to share it it was to help others that may feel indifferent.”
Since the video and the out pour of support, Mehkya has felt more comfortable in her skin and feels confident of her healing.
She will be admitted to an Atlanta hospital on June 23rd for treatment and studies of her colon and intestine. She will also have a less visible tube inserted into her colon from her abdomen.
The family has started a GoFundMe account for those who have asked to donate for medical expenses.
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