Brooke will be treated like a princess for her birthday
One of the best things about social media is that we can connect with people we would never have met otherwise. We can reach out to strangers from afar when they’re in dire need of a helping hand.
Proving that social media is the real MVP, after one little girl was bullied for her weight on her birthday, she will receive the royal treatment thanks to generous donations from strangers and a few helpful women.
Brooke’s Broken Heart
Ten-year-old Brooke James from South London invited her classmates to her birthday pool party. Out of the 20 children she invited, only two showed up.
The others callously said that they didn’t want to go because she was “too fat.”
Brooke suffers from a hormonal condition that causes her body to grow faster than it normally should. Brooke’s mom Chrissy Watson said about the heartbreaking situation:
“Brooke has precocious puberty which has caused her to grow and develop more than the other girls her age and that’s horrible for her, especially when everyone gets changed together for PE, because she gets a lot of teasing and body shaming. When only two people said they wanted to come to Brooke’s party I cried, I was so disappointed for her. It’s a swimming party and she told me they said she was fat and would look like a whale in her costume so they didn’t want to be there.”
Trying to help out, Chrissy asked her family to come out to the event. Her aunt Lesley Tanton posted a request for birthday cards from anyone to help bolster Brooke’s confidence. Luckily, the post was shared so much that thousands of people saw it. It caught the eye of the ladies from the Miss British Beauty Curve pageant who have taken a special interest in Brooke.