Back in November 2014, a mother uploaded a traumatic and controversial photo of her ill son and her husband in the shower.
This mother was Heather Whitten.
The photos soon went viral, but had mixed responses, with many people claiming that the photo was inappropriate.
But what most people didn’t understand was the story behind the photograph.
Many people claimed that the photo was inappropriate and an act of neglect, but what they don’t realize was that it was for the poor child’s own good.
Heather’s son, Thomas, had been sick for days before the photograph was taken. He had a fire fever, he couldn’t sleep, and he needed to cool down. ‘It felt like he was burning’ Heather said.
So, Heather and her husband did the one thing they thought would work. They took Thomas into the shower to cool him down, and his father went with him.
Because the moment captured something more terrifying and filled with innocence, Heather thought it would be a good idea to take a photograph of it. Maybe not such a good idea looking back.
She wanted to show the world how much love parents had for their children, and personally, I think she achieved it with this photograph.