The Daily Mail has reported that a mother has revealed heartbreaking photos of her daughter. The mother states that her daughter was forced to cut her hair after she had highlights done to it for her birthday.
The mother is Christin Johnson, from Ohio, and she posted the photos of her daughter on Facebook to let the world know. The first photo was of her daughter after she got highlights done to her hair this past Sunday.
The other pictures she posted were of her daughter the following Tuesday. One of the photos showed her daughter, Kelsey, burying her face in her hands with really short hair.
Christin says that Kelsey’s father, Schaffen Frederick, and her stepmom Sarah Murray ordered Kelsey to cut her hair. The reason was apparently a punishment for getting the highlights according to Haskins Police Chief Colby Carroll, Fox8 says.
An investigation is currently being done by the police department as well as Wood County children’s services to deal with a possible child abuse complaint.
Frederick and Murray are both volunteer firefighters and have both been put on a pending leave of absence until the investigation is completed, the fire chief stated, according to Metro.co.uk.
Since Christin shared her post on Facebook last week, it’s gone viral with over 33,000 reactions to it. It’s also been shared over 24,000 times so people can see how parenting shouldn’t be like.
Speaking to Fox8, Haskins Police Chief Colby Carroll says that he has been a police officer since 1992, and he has never seen a case like this before.
The Facebook community has poured in their compassionate comments to Kelsey, informing her that she is beautiful regardless of how short or long her hair is.
Christin informed the public via a Facebook post that she took Kelsey to pick out a wig to wear. She sends out her many thanks to the ladies at Lady Jane’s, which is located on Glendale in Toledo, Ohio. She says that the staff there made Kelsey feel more like herself.
She says that the ladies helped Kelsey regain her smile. Christin added that Kelsey is becoming more comfortable with her wig and doesn’t remove it often.