Disfigured girl who suffered hateful abuse about her appearance dies aged 10
A 10-year-old girl whose severe disfigurement made her a constant target of hateful abuse has passed away.
Sophia Weaver, who was born with face, foot and hand disfigurement, died on Thursday after “getting sick really quickly” earlier in the week.
Her mum Natalie, from north Carolina, and a vocal disability rights advocate, said on Twitter : “OurSweetSophia left this earth last night as she spent every day of her life, surrounded by love & adoration.
“Once we pull ourselves from this shattering pain we will continue to help others in her memory.”
Besides her deformities, Sophia also suffered from Type 1 diabetes and Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
The little girl, who would only be able to communicate through her eyes and with small sounds, required 24/7 care…….read more
Source: The Mirror