The picture of little Ryder Wells will get you all emotional especially after listening to the ordeal he went through.
Have you ever suffered a dog attack or been chased by a dog?
We all know how terrifying those moments are and it’s an experience we don’t wish to pass through even if it was for a moment.
Little Ryder survived the savage attack of two dogs only to be called a monster because of his looks.
He was just 21 months old when the two dogs attacked him. He lost half of his face, his teeth were crushed, and he suffered a broken arm and punctured lung.
It all happened on a Thanksgiving Day in 2015 and had been with the scar ever since then.
He had to go through 50 surgeries and his family never knew he was going to survive the attack of these two 100 pounds dogs.
Instead of being praised for being a fighter, he’s rather mocked by kids and even adults. When he resumed school he got a lot of stares and attention from adults.
“When we go to the park, there’s a child who points and screams ‘monster’ at him before running away.” mom Brittany said, according to The Mirror newspaper.
“Out shopping the other day someone shouted ‘ew’ at him. It’s hard and it breaks my heart as a parent that after everything he’s been through, people aren’t always nice over something he can’t help.
“But he is such a fighter, he doesn’t let anything hold him back.”
Ryder’s survival is described as a ‘miracle,’ as even doctors didn’t expect him to make it.
“He wears glasses and a cap and sometimes he’ll hang his head to hide his face. But I just tell him every day that he’s beautiful, different is beautiful and it’s ok to be different.
“I just reassure him as much as I can but I’m absolutely terrified about when he goes to school. There are always going to be a couple of kids who aren’t kind.”
She hopes to educate people on the effects of bullying especially on physically impaired people. Hopefully, her boy is strong and doesn’t let all the negative comments get to him.
She plans to use Ryder as a case study to let people think twice about using harsh words on others.