A Denver mom has written Fetty Wap a touching thank you letter for serving as an inspiration to her son. In case you didn’t know, Wap was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at birth, resulting in having one of his eyes removed. He rocked a prosthetic eye for most of his life but decided to stop once he launched his rap career so he could maintain a distinct look.
Brenda Vaden’s 10-year-old son, Jayden, had his eye removed after turning one and being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a rare tumor in the retina. He also wore a prosthetic eye, until Fetty Wap hit the scene. Vaden says that her son has now been inspired by Wap’s courage and has stopped wearing the prosthetic eye as well. She took to Facebook to express her gratitude to the New Jersey spitter. Take a look at the post below.
(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.