Boy 'Ventures Into The World' Without His Prosthetic Eye, All Thanks To A Famous Rapper

Preach, Fetty Wap.

Fetty Wap needs no introduction.

Hey, what's up, hello! We've been playing his "Trap Queen" track on repeat all summer long.

And while some folks might argue that his F-bomb-dropping lyrics may not set the best example for kids, we have a story that puts things into perspective.

Brenda Vaden, a mother from Colorado, shared the following photo of her son Jayden on Instagram. This came with an emotional note thanking Fetty Wap for becoming a role model to her son.

She writes:


(Warning: long sentimental post ahead)

Today I am forever thankful to a young man named Willie Maxwell aka Fetty Wap. While his music is catchy (not always agree with his lyrics but hey who am I to judge...), I'm not necessarily his fan (although Trap Queen is my jam), BUT today I'm his biggest fan. 

Many close friends, and of course our family know that Jayden was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at the age of 1. In result of that he had his right eye removed 2 weeks after his 1st bday.

He's worn a prosthetic eye since then. He has always been terrified of taking it out and would not be caught without it...and then comes along Fetty Wap... Similar to Jayden he lost an eye at a young age and along the way he decided that he didn't want to wear his prosthetic eye anymore, so he stopped. Jayden, let it be known, is a Fetty Wap fan, a real fan, not like me ha!

Well, today, after weeks of asking, Jayden is venturing the world without his prosthetic. I of course am a wreck because this world can be cruel, but so proud of our Boogies. This young rapper unknowingly gave Jayden something we weren't able to give him-the confidence to be different- and I am grateful to him.

Thanks to Fetty Wap for saying F the world this is me, and for helping make our baby boy just a little more remarkable than he already is. And we'll be purchasing his album, a small thank you to him for changing Jayden's life forever.


Fetty Wap himself was quick to respond to the mother's note ...

He left a comment under Jayden's photo.

"All I wanna do is show ppl that it's not how you look or what you see it's how you see it and what your looking for from yourself. I appreciate his confidence I appreciate you taking time out for me and thank you for being a fan of me as a person and thank lil man for being a fan of Fetty Wap."

Preach, Fetty Wap, preach. 

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