Seattle, WA | Mother and father of a six-year-old Caucasian boy who identifies himself as an Afro-American will now have the ability to make his dream change into a actuality.
A fundraiser marketing campaign has now raised greater than $50,000 to assist for 6-year-old William Mitchell to endure pores and skin coloring therapies which is able to completely alter his pores and skin’s pigmentation.
Andrew and Caroll Mitchell first despatched their son to see a psychiatrist final yr after he lacked vitality, was sluggish and appeared always depressed.
Baby therapist Eileen Fox ultimately identified Mitchell as affected by an acute type of white guilt syndrome.
“It’s a miserable time to be a white Caucasian. Once you perceive how a lot struggling we’ve got inflicted on the world as a race, the sensation of guilt can change into insufferable, much more so in case you are a toddler,” explains youngster therapist Eileen Fox.
“He simply appeared depressed on a regular basis. Then the psychiatrist realized he was ashamed, ashamed of being white” his father, Andrew Mitchell instructed reporters in tears.
In keeping with his mother and father, their son’s signs first appeared final yr through the month of February when his college organized a particular occasion to have fun Black Historical past Month.
“Since that day on he simply hates something with the colour white. We needed to paint his room a distinct shade, he now refuses to put on white socks and can completely not drink milk anymore except it’s chocolate milk” his mom defined, visibly distraught.
Via a collection of injections of melanocytes, cells that produce melanin, younger William’s pores and skin pigmentation will progressively and completely develop a darker shade.
Though Mitchell’s mother and father are grateful for the sums amassed, they admit they nonetheless needed to take out a second mortgage on the household residence to afford the whole prices of the injections which they estimate to be within the six figures.