For people are unsure about who Katie Hopkins is Katie appeared on The Apprentice in 2007, throughout the show however she did come out with some incredibly controversial comments, however when it came to going through to the final she turned it down! Since then she has gone on to do a variety of reality television shows like I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother. Katie Hopkins has been known to say a variety of different yet disgusting comments on social media, I have previously spoken about her comments that have been made about dementia were utterly vile, but yet again Katie goes ahead and outdoes herself and it just gets worse. I never ever thought it could.
Jaxon Bell is a beautiful little boy who has defied all of the odds when doctors said that he would only live a few weeks, he would never see, speak or hear because he had been diagnosed with a rare brain disorder. This beautiful little miracle has been an absolute inspiration by learning to say “mama” and “daddy” which I think personally is fantastic!
Katie then went on to say some of the most vile things that I have ever heard
Plain wrong. If your baby has half a head, you don’t have it. Cruel and inhumane. pic.twitter.com/05tYESOynN
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 28, 2015
This has to be one of the worst things I’ve ever read, the fact that she called this beautiful baby an “it” is disgusting, Jaxon is a human being, he has a name, people need to respect that!
Don’t give me ‘a life is a life’ nonsense. The pro-choice debate does not end because you saw a pic & felt sorry for a baby with no future. — Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 30, 2015
It breaks my heart to think that someone would actually turn around and say that a baby has no future because of his brain condition. Jaxon isn’t defined by his condition, he is an incredible little boy who will achieve so much, and I’m sure he has given hope to a lot of parents who might have a child who has the same condition.
Touching emails from hopeful parents with the courage to make kinder decisions for a baby they knew was not to be. Brave doesn’t come close
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 29, 2015
There are people out there who wish they could have a child, yes he has a condition but that doesn’t mean he is any less loved and cared about, he is a beautiful miracle and I think that is something to be treasured.
I can’t honestly understand how one person could say something as vile as Katie has, I look at that beautiful baby Jaxon he has fought so hard he is getting stronger and stronger, he has defied everything that the doctor has said, he has said his first words, he may have a brain condition but that doesn’t mean that someone of 40 should be allowed to treat an innocent child like that! Looking at everything that he has achieved doesn’t that show that he should be here, he is alive, he is breathing, he is speaking, he is a beautiful child who will live his life to the max with his wonderful parents!
Reading the statement that the Buell family issued made me see how much the Brandon and Brittany love their son, how they would have fought for him, how they gave him a chance at life, they understood the risks that could have come with that, they got the opinion of an expert.
It’s baffling to hear or see other people’s opinions on our baby that have never met him, that somehow know how he thinks, how he acts, how he feels, how much of what he does is voluntary or involuntary, how he is always in pain and that we are selfish parents for not choosing to have an abortion. No doctor could tell us exactly what was wrong or what to expect but we did make sure to ask if Jaxon was in pain or was suffering, and we asked if there were any added risks for Brittany during the pregnancy or potentially at time of delivery. Since the answer to both questions was ‘no’ we never came close to considering an abortion. It was our choice, and only our choice. I’ll never understand how choosing to carry Jaxon and giving him a chance to survive could ever be considered ‘selfish’.
Why are we judging these incredible parents for their choice? They looked into everything, they didn’t want their son to be in pain or suffer, they gave him a chance and if it did unfortunately mean that he didn’t live long (he has done so well) Brittany and Brandon will have had those beautiful memories with him knowing he wasn’t suffering or in pain and had the chance to feel loved by his wonderful parents. I know I definitely take a lot from this beautiful little boy, his strength and determination has been an incredible inspiration.
Treat People The Way You Want To Be Treated
As a child, my Nan told me that you should treat people the way you would want to be treated, so by reading this I think, how would Katie feel if someone turned around and said that about her children? Everyone has a right to freedom of speech and to put their point across, but personally, I think she has crossed the line on too many occasions especially this one.
I will finish this post with a beautiful quote from his family:
No matter who you are or what you believe in, it’s clear that Jaxon’s tiny footprints will have a lasting impression on this world, and that he has already touched and inspired more lives in one year than most of us ever will in our lifetime. For his life, I am better, I am blessed, I am grateful and I am quite simply one proud ‘Addy’. I love you, son. Well done, big guy. #JaxonStrong.
This is one incredible little boy who deserves acknowledgement, not to have his parents battered by someone who doesn’t understand the condition or the choice that Brandon and Brittany would have had to go through!