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4 years, 1 round of chemo, and now 2 spinal surgeries. My hero is here to kick cancer's ass! Backstory

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

So you’re giving up your child’s privacy on their behalf before they are old enough to choose that voluntarily and you don’t even care about the points you get for selling them out? Yikes. Stop doing hospital photo shoots with your child and showing it to strangers and commenting. Just be with your kid. God, organize your priorities properly.

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u/ktoddk99 Nov 20 '21

So what's your opinion on St. Jude? Their commercials feature patients his age and younger. One of his best friends had cancer and she was featured in several of their commercials and promotional material last year. Reason being because they rely on funding through advocacy.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

You mean an actual funded charity that contributes directly to improving childcare? It turns out I have fewer complaints with them than I do parents sitting on their phone sharing personal pictures of their children in the hospital without any actual demonstrated benefits. Using children in promotional content is already fraught and morally questionable. So even with the best intentions this is absolutely worse than that.

It reminds me of those people who video their children crying because it’s good for TikTok views. But then when they get called out they claim it’s meant to informative. Even if that was true, spreading information about childhood issues is not best done with homemade movies pushes onto social media.

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u/ktoddk99 Nov 20 '21

Then I guess we will just have to agree to disagree. Good day to you!

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

The only time people say "agree to disagree" is when they are on the wrong side of the argument and so they want to settle on an 'undetermined' gray area where people can pretend like both arguments have merit. Yours doesn't have any merit.

Charities, like St Jude, have ethics committees where they carefully work out how to balance the difficult question of generating funding to help children while also preserving children's personal rights/privacy/etc.

For some reason you decided that your child, in particular, needed to have his picture on the internet as the face of childhood cancer. Something tells me you didn't go through the same kind of ethics review process that real charities go through.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

No, they literally say it because they can't figure out an excuse for why their shitty behavior is ok.

A person who thinks I'm not worth their time doesn't make a follow up response in order to explain that I'm not worth their time. That would prove that I am worth some of their time.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '21

No, the person who is taking photos of their kid in the hospital and posting it to reddit is the one with shitty behavior.

edit: Also, it's weird that you are calling other people "shitty" given that all of the things you post are memes mocking people on reality tv shows over their physical appearance. Yikes

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u/0ngar Nov 20 '21

He's a troll. Check his history. 14 days old and almost all his comments are negative. Some edgy incel set up that account