A one-year-old boy has been 𝔟𝔲𝔩𝔩𝔦𝔢𝔡 𝔟𝔶 𝔠𝔯𝔲𝔢𝔩 𝔱𝔯𝔬𝔩𝔩𝔰 over rare skin condition which turns his skin yellow 😡.
Logan has A𝔩𝔞𝔤𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔢 𝔰𝔶𝔫𝔡𝔯𝔬𝔪𝔢, making his liver doesn’t function properly and is unable to process bile in his body. The bile is then absorbed into his skin, which causes his skin to have a yellow tinge ☹️☹️.
His mum Gemma Channing, 25, and dad Lloyd Webb, 27, say his appearance makes it impossible to have a normal day out and that rude strangers have even called him a “minion baby”. They’re reluctant to take Logan out in public as a result 🤷♂️🤷♂️.
“That puts a lot of strain on the family. We have horrible comments and questions whenever we leave the house. Sometimes it just breaks your heart, 💔” mom Gemma explained.
As well as having a yellow hue, Logan also struggles with burning and itching of the skin. As a result of his heart and liver defects, he can’t absorb food properly and is the size of a six-month-old – despite being a toddler 💔.
Logan was diagnosed with Alagille syndrome shortly after his birth
Logan’s A𝔩𝔞𝔤𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔢 𝔰𝔶𝔫𝔡𝔯𝔬𝔪𝔢 also means his vertebra is misshapen, leaving him in constant pain and discomfort. As a result, Gemma and Lloyd have to give their son a daily dose of 10 different medications, and have spent most of his life in hospital.
“I always have people asking me what’s wrong with him and [saying] that I should take him to hospital because he has jaundice. We get lots of people saying negative things such as asking why he looks like a Minion and that he looks like Shrek or the Grinc,” the mom added.
His parents have to give him 10 different medications every day
Despite him ‘touch[ing] the heart of everyone he meets’, 𝔠𝔯𝔲𝔢𝔩 comments from grown adults have meant the toddler is scared of strangers, and his parents are under constant stress.
One time, the family were in Sainsbury’s doing a quick food shop and ‘minding their own business’ when a woman approached their car as they were about to drive off.
His parents are reluctant to go out in public
She started ‘banging on the window’, with Gemma saying: ‘Rather than asking us about Logan she had called a paramedic who happened to be in the car park to assess Logan.’
The young boy’s smile inspires the couple to keep going throughout all of this, with Gemma saying: ‘He’s so happy and he’s got such a lovely, little character. He’s always shouting and giggling, he takes it all in his stride and he loves life.’ ☺️☺️☺️