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Fetty Wap has already achieved plenty of milestones in his rookie season but nothing can compare to the inspiration he has bestowed on a young fan in terms of his appearance. (Thankfully, we’re not talking about his fake golden locks.)

Earlier in the week, a mother hailing from Denver, Colorado by the name of Brenda Vaden took to her Facebook to share with the world that her son had ditched his eye because his singing hero and the gall to do the same.

(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.

Since the testimony quickly went viral, it didn’t take long for Fetty Wap to get the news and he respond to Jayden’s mom.

Nothing like a hearing a feel-good story to get the weekend started. Also, pre-order Fetty Wap’s debut album on iTunes ahead of its September 25 release date.


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