Kevin Bond’s 2 month old son, Hudson, is battling a very serious health condition called cardiomyopathy.
The rare condition is a disease of the heart muscles, which could lead to heart failure if not carefully monitored.
In an attempt to raise funds for little Hudson’s desperately need heart transplant, Bond created a Facebook ad over the weekend with hopes of generating donations. It is one of the many ways he is trying to get the money for his son’s delicate ongoing medical needs.
If caring for a very sick infant is not bad enough, Facebook added insult to injury by rejected Bond’s Facebook ad shortly after he submitted it.
The ad featured a photo of Hudson in the hospital with tubes attached to him.
According to Yahoo Health, Facebook rejected the ad, calling the photo “scary” and “gory.”
According to the Facebook rejection letter Bond received, the social media powerhouse said the photo of the baby was downright inappropriate.
“Your ad was not approved because the image or video thumbnail is scary, gory or sensational and evokes a negative response. Images including accidents, car crashes, dead and dismembered bodies, ghosts, zombies, ghouls and vampires are not allowed.”
As to be expected, Bond was very hurt and outraged.
“It hurt our whole family. Nobody wants their beautiful son compared to ghosts, zombie ghouls, dismembered bodies, and vampires, and whatever else that rejection letter said.”
On the Facebook page dedicated to Hudson, Hudson’s Heart, Bond made an angry post about the rejection for the first time on September 5th, writing what many are thinking, considering the countless inappropriate images and videos any Facebook user could find at any time on their timeline.
“Facebook you should be ashamed of yourself. Of all the garbage you endlessly pedal over the Internet, a picture of my Son is where you draw the line? Disgusting.”
Yahoo Health reports that Facebook did issue an apology to Bond, swiftly reversing their decision to reject the boy’s ad.
“This was a mistake on our part, and the ad has been re-approved. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused the family.”
However, Bond said the damage has been done and some of the nearly 12,000 followers of the Facebook page agree.
Some of the comments from supporters compare their own similar health situations with their children, calling Facebook’s actions completely out of line. Some of the comments posted photos of their infant children, hooked up various machines in a hospital, similar to that of little Hudson.
According to Hudson’s Heart, The Children’s Organ Transplant Association projects the little North Carolina infant’s transplant surgery to cost nearly $125,000.
Currently, the website has raised almost $68,000.
[Images via Facebook]