Fetty Wap Meets 11-Year-Old Fan He Inspired To Brave The World Without His Prosthetic Eye
Fetty Wap had the opportunity to meet a young fan he inspired to live without his prosthetic eye.
11-year-old Jayden Burgos lost his eye two weeks after his first birthday to retinoblastoma and wore a prosthetic eye for years until he was inspired by his favorite rapper, Fetty Wap, to brave the world without it.
Jayden’s mother shared the touching story in a post on her Facebook page.
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 was honored and elated to finally meet the wonderful young man.
I’m happy I got to meet Jayden and his family. He is a really cool kid! It meant a lot to me personally to finally make his wish happen. It’s definitely a day we’ll both remember!
I’m glad that I was able to give him the courage to take out his prosthesis. I know how it feels to be picked on. I’ve been talked about my whole entire life. The only difference now is they’re saying good things about the guy with one eye. I’m proud of Jayden and I appreciate him more than he may know.
Kudos to Fetty Wap! I love stories like this!
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