Family speaks out after toddler gets attacked by internet trolls

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (CNN) — A South Carolina toddler has been fighting for her life since birth. Now, she and her family have to fend off internet bullies.

Mariah Anderson was born with Chromosome Two Duplication Syndrome — a rare disorder that impairs her learning and motor skills. Her life expectancy is grim. Which is why her mother, Kyra Pringle, was horrified when she learned that a photo of her daughter had become an internet joke.

Mariah recently celebrated her second birthday and her mother posted her photo to Facebook. After the photo was posted, thousands of people began to share it online. Some photo-shopping crude captions — others leaving rude comments.

“If you’re out there and you’re doing these things, and you think that it’s funny, it’s not funny,” said Linda Pringle, Mariah’s grandmother, “This is actually a human being, this is a child, this is a baby.”


  • amy

    Mariah, God does not make mistakes. You are a beautiful little girl, with a smile that brightens the room.

  • MHemp

    I don’t know what the fuss is all about…I find her smile joyful and it makes me want to smile! Kudos to the family for the unconditional love that they have shown their daughter, even in such difficult situations.

  • Jeanette

    I think she’s beautiful… God never makes a mistake he makes everything and everyone beautiful.. Now not all people do what’s right but that doesn’t mean there anything wrong with this truly amazing little girl.. Shame on those who are picking at her remember God doesn’t like people being mean to one another….

  • Kimmy

    People are sheep. There are good people and bad. You have to ignore them. They’re idiots. I hope you and Mariah get through this. Good luck to you and your little angel.

  • N

    My Family & I have been very nice too Lori & Her Family for a long time now. They say very bad evil things about our Family for very long time. Lori & her Aunt Rafina said very meen thins about my Brother who has passed away but not 1 word came out of my Brother s mouth He would say very nice things about Lori s Family. But on the other side of it Lori & her Aunt Rafina are Children they will always be that they don’t act like true Christions should act. As soon as Lori go back too South Carolina we will have a Party. She & her Aunt is nothing but Bully’s.

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