Skip to comments.The Class Photo that Broke a Motherís Heart
Posted on 06/17/2013 5:42:11 PM PDT by grundle
What is wrong with this picture?
It's one of those things that you don't get, until you get it. Unless you are eternally empathetic, you look at this photo and don't see much wrong at all.
To Anne Belanger, mother of Miles, the photo is unbearable to look at.
When the class portrait for her son's Grade 2 class came home, she opened it excitedly, and immediately shoved it back in the envelope. She couldn't look at it. It broke her heart.
Anne's son, Miles, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. At the age of 13 months, his parents were told that Miles would never walk, he has spent his life in a wheelchair.
Miles knows he's different than the rest of the kids, but he still tries to fit in. So there he is, on the far side of the image, neck craning as far as he can to stretch into the frame with the rest of his friends. He's beaming. It's school picture day and he's thrilled.
But the photo still broke Anne's heart. The photo was a clear example of how set apart her son is from society. Instead of a big group hug photo with Miles at the center, and classmates and teachers all around, a fully inclusive image, he was stuffed off to the side, some 3 feet away. An after thought, it seems.
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The one photo is hard to analyze. Could the wheelchair be closer? I can’t tell.
If I were the photographer I would have put him right in the middle in the front and have the other kids form a gap.
It looks like the put his chair as close as it could get to the benches.
I can understand the feeling... I don’t understand the NEED to share...
My first thought as well.
I see this picture and I am sad for the kid and his family. A liberal sees this picture and sees an opportunity to add more Government.
The kid is in a class of kids with no faces!
“How dare my child NOT be the center of attention!!”
That pretty much sums this up
I noticed that too
Instead of a big group hug photo with Miles at the center, and classmates and teachers all around...
Welcome to the real world, kid.
If the teacher had a brain, they could have used chairs.
The kids are perfectly centewred on the benches, leaving some room at each end. His wheelchair is as close to the end of the bench as possible. Mama too thin skinned and looking for percieved issues.
the photographer could have moved everyone one foot to the right and it would have been better
Could the wheelchair be closer?
Who was the Heartless S.O.B. that did that to this child and his parents.Like this child had anything to do with his physical infirmities.
If this was done by the photographer,the school system needs to hire a new Photographer.I would also think about hiring an attorney to sue for a violation of this child’s rights to be treated the same as the other kids in the class.
If I were the photographer I would have put him right in the middle in the front and have the other kids form a gap.I used to take classroom photos and that's exactly what I would have done too.
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