Jan 25, 2019

How 'Dad's scar tweet' restored my self-confidence

"Mya was making cookies at home so had tied her hair up," Justin, 44, from Raleigh, North Carolina told the BBC. "Her twin sister commented that she should wear it up more often because it looked cute, but Mya said her scar was ugly and people think it is weird." Mya, who is 12, had Chiari decompression surgery four years ago, which left her a long scar on the back of her neck. Justin told Mya that he thought her scar was cool and that other people would too, so he asked for her permission to post a photo of it on Twitter. "I can't believe how many people responded to my dad's stupid tweet," she told the BBC. "He's not famous so I don't understand how it got so popular." "A scar makes you who you are and if people don't like it they can just go away."

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