Son Terrified of People Judging His ‘Ugly’ Body Sees The Truth After Dad Shares A Photo Bearing All

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Mark Gentle recently posted this photo of his son, Carter. Seven-year-old Carter’s congenital heart defect has required him to have five open-heart surgeries in his short life.

#CHDAWARENESS We were a little apprehensive to post this but I feel it’s important. Carter took his bandages off this…

Posted by Mark Gentle on Saturday, 11 April 2015

Carter has just had another round of surgery to repair the pacemaker that he’s had his entire life, leaving him with more scars. When Carter saw his scars in the mirror, he was devastated. And because it had upset Carter, it left his father upset too.

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Mark wrote the post hoping to make his son smile and show him that others support him. The post stretched way beyond a few likes, however, gaining 1.5 million like and almost 100,000 shares. Mark was amazed to see the huge support.

“His scars are what makes him, him. They show everybody what he’s overcome and that he was stronger than the disease that tried to kill him,” he said.

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This is social media at its best, letting people like Carter see how wonderful they are.

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