Ryder Wells, who is only five years old, has already experienced more terror than most people do in a lifetime.
Against all chances, a little North Carolina boy survived a vicious attack by two rottweilers in 2015 while visiting family for Thanksgiving.
When the two 100-pound dogs attacked him, he was just 21 months old. He was left with half of his face missing, his teeth smashed, a fractured arm, and a punctured lung.
His family didn’t believe he’d make it, but this little fighter did, and he’s undergone more than 50 surgeries since then.
Instead of being recognized for surviving such a heinous crime, this adorable little kid is now subjected to harsh remarks from both children and adults.
Even the grownups would gaze at Ryder when he first started school, according to his teaching assistant.
According to The Mirror newspaper, “When we go to the park, there’s a child who points and screams’monster’ at him before fleeing away.”
“Someone shouted ‘ew’ at him while he was out shopping the other day. It’s difficult for me as a parent to accept that, after everything he’s been through, people aren’t always pleasant about something he can’t control.
“However, he is such a fighter that nothing can stop him.”
Ryder’s survival is referred to as a “miracle,” as doctors did not expect him to live.
The Granite Falls mother, 31, is now terrified of her kid entering school.
“He wears a cap and spectacles, and he sometimes hangs his head to disguise his face. But I simply remind him that he’s wonderful, that being different is beautiful, and that it’s okay to be different every day.
“I simply try to soothe him as much as I can, but I’m frightened of him going to school.” There will always be several youngsters that aren’t nice.”
She now wants to raise awareness about the negative impacts of bullying on persons with facial disfigurements, and she hopes Ryder’s tale will make people reconsider how they treat those who are different.
To enable children like Ryder has the happy life they deserve, we must teach our youngsters to not single out those who seem different and to be kind to them.
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