A lady identified as Mui Thomas who suffers from a genetic skin condition called harlequin ichthyosis, has taken to social media to clap back at a troll, who made hateful comments about photos she shared online.
Mui Thomas, a 25-year-old special needs teacher shared photos of herself as a baby and adult on Instagram, and someone commented on the post saying that her parents should have ab0rted her.
‘Should have ab0rted that thing Jesus Christ‘ the user wrote.
Thomas then shared a screenshot of the comment on her page and wrote “It’s nice of someone to think I, along with others with Ichthyosis should have been ab0rted”
See photos below.
Mui Thomas is one of the oldest people in the world with harlequin ichthyosis and the only sufferer in Hong Kong. A British woman Nusrit Shaheen is believed to have survived it the longest, at 31 years old. Until recently, Mui and her parents thought she was the only one in Asia; they have now heard of other sufferers in Southeast Asia.
The name of the disorder itself, “ichthyosis” – which comes from the Greek word for “fish” – refers to the “scales” that cover sufferers’ bodies.