A BASINGSTOKE mum who launched a campaign to raise awareness of Mongolian blue spots said she has been “blown away” by the support which has come flooding in since.
As previously reported, Faye Wheeler spoke to the Gazette about her experience following the birth of her son Micah Wright, now seven, after feeling under suspicion of abusing him.
Micah, who is mixed race, was born with a Mongolian blue spot, which are extremely common among Asian children as well as those with dark skin, including people of Indian and African descent, but usually disappear by the time a child reaches puberty.
However, doctors initially failed to recognise that the spot on Micah was a Mongolian blue spot, leaving Faye feeling under suspicion while they investigated.
The mother-of-two recently discovered that many other women whose children have these birthmarks felt the same way, with some even being accused of abusing their baby.
She decided to launch a campaign to raise…