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Bullied 7 Year-Old Finds Cat With Same Rare Eye Condition And Cleft Lip, And It’s Like Destiny Exists
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Animals, Social Issues4 years ago

Bullied 7 Year-Old Finds Cat With Same Rare Eye Condition And Cleft Lip, And It’s Like Destiny Exists

A boy who has been bullied at school has cast Expecto Patronum, finding his true spirit animal. You see, 7-year-old Madden from Oklahoma was born with a cleft lip and heterochromia iridum (different color eyes), and some thought it would be fun to tease the boy for his unique appearance. Luckily, he found a way to deal with the Dementors, those soul-sucking monsters!

“Last week, a friend posted an image of the cat in our cleft moms group. This kitty was taken in by a rescue group in Minnesota,” Madden’s mom, Christina Humphreys told Love What Matters. “We knew immediately that this kitty was meant to be part of our family. Not only does he have a cleft lip like our 7-year-old son Madden, he also has complete heterochromia iridum, like Madden. They were destined to be best friends. Funny how a pet can make you feel less alone.”

Madden finding Moon really seems like a miracle against all odds. “Heterochromia iridum is when a part of the iris has at least two colors. Complete heterochromia iridum, where the eyes are completely different colors all together, is quite rare, existing in less than 1% of the population, I’m told. That plus the cleft lips is exceptionally rare.”

“We’re usually not spontaneous people, but we knew that we were meant to love this kitty. Moon, the kitty, and Madden are the perfect companions for each other. In a word full of bullies and hateful words, we will choose to chase love. I think it’s safe to say that this kitty is love, and was certainly meant to be part of our journey and Madden’s journey.”

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Nothing about this friendship between 7-year-old Madden and a rescue cat Moon is ordinary

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

Both were born with a cleft lip paired with a rare eye condition called heterochromia iridum, existing in less than 1% of the population

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“I’m stunned at how this all played out” Madden’s Mom explained. “It sounds silly, but fate willed these two together”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“I’m amazed that we found out about [the cat], and even more amazed by the friends and strangers that helped us get to him, and adopt him”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“Moon helps Madden realize that being born unique is an incredible thing; that he is magic”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“In a world full of bullies and hateful words, we will choose to chase love”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

Madden is only 7 years old, but he has endured a lot already

He has already undergone six surgeries

With many more to go

“There were a few kids saying really ugly, mean things to him. It really broke his spirit”

“The bullying still rears its nastiness once in a while, but the only thing we can do is try to change our perception on bullies”

The kid explained his negative experiences and the way he dealt with them in this inspiring anti-bullying video

Madden also has two brothers, “I had no intention of our family getting attention from this at all…”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“But if anything does get attention, I truly hope it benefits kids with cleft lips if only to raise awareness”

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

“We’re full of shortcomings, just like every other human, but we will always try our best to show others kindness,” the mother concluded

Image credits: Christina Humphreys

People felt nothing but love for Madden

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jenna
Community Member
4 years ago

Dear Madden (and Moon): you are a beautiful boy and you will melt more and more hearts when you get older. The main thing is: you have a loving and lovely family. The ones who bully you are jealous of your beauty and the love that surrounds you. Always remember that. Be strong and have pity on the bullies because they don't have what it takes to be in your league.

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

Well said! He's not just kind-hearted, but also beautiful and cute in his very own way! Same applies for his furry buddy.

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 years ago

What a cute little boy. He's going to be a real heartthrob when he gets older.

Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

It may not be easy to believe, but a lot of people tease simply because they are jealous. The words may hurt, but all you need to remember is that your eyes are SO AWESOME, you should be a Marvel Action Hero! Some adults actually pay good money for coloured contact lenses, just to look cool. Nature gave you this quality for free and you should be proud!

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jenna
Community Member
4 years ago

Dear Madden (and Moon): you are a beautiful boy and you will melt more and more hearts when you get older. The main thing is: you have a loving and lovely family. The ones who bully you are jealous of your beauty and the love that surrounds you. Always remember that. Be strong and have pity on the bullies because they don't have what it takes to be in your league.

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

Well said! He's not just kind-hearted, but also beautiful and cute in his very own way! Same applies for his furry buddy.

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 years ago

What a cute little boy. He's going to be a real heartthrob when he gets older.

Mark Fuller
Community Member
4 years ago

It may not be easy to believe, but a lot of people tease simply because they are jealous. The words may hurt, but all you need to remember is that your eyes are SO AWESOME, you should be a Marvel Action Hero! Some adults actually pay good money for coloured contact lenses, just to look cool. Nature gave you this quality for free and you should be proud!

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