Monday, May 21, 2012

Anencephaly in the News!

Some unfortunate happenings these past couple of days turn into worldwide news, the spread of awareness of anencephaly and the word of God! I've been watching it unfold before posting about it...

I've been following the Walker family, as they lost their son to anencephaly this past February, the day before we found out about Kendall. Heather Walker (from Tenn.), now a friend of mine on FB and a supporter of Prayers for Kendall, posted pictures on her wall for only her friends and family to see sweet Grayson. One of those pictures was Grayson without his hat on, showing his anencephaly. Facebook took this picture down and banned Heather from posting anymore pictures. Afterward, the Walker family, confused and angry, voiced their frustration and made local news. This prompted friends and supporters to show support for this family and it made worldwide news.

I was tickled that even Perez Hilton was talking about it! A friend of hers says, "I am very sorry for your loss. Today in Sweden we could read in newspapers about you and how facebook acted towards you. God bless your family."

Later, Facebook apologized, which is all the Walker family needed. And Heather is able to post her beautiful pictures again.

"Dear Ms. Walker
I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you in regards to the warning that you received from Facebook last week. The photo that was removed from your profile is not in violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and appears to have been removed in error. We do apologize for the removal of this content and the subsequent warning that you received.
Our policies are enforced by a team of reviewers in several offices across the globe. This team looks at hundreds of thousands of reports every week, and as you might expect, occasionally, we make a mistake and remove a piece of content we shouldn’t have. When this happens, we work quickly to address it by apologizing to the people affected and making any necessary changes to our systems and processes. I can assure you that this matter is being looked at carefully by our review team at this time. There should be no issue should you choose to re-post the photo in question. We’ve also removed this warning from your account, so that it does not affect your profile in the future.
If you have any questions about the circumstances of this matter, please do not hesitate to let me know. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. And please know, the Facebook Team and myself, extend our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Jud Hoffman
Global Policy Manager"

Heather, a regular mom, protecting the innocence of her children, and her family now have this chance to tell how awesome God is through all these events. She probably thought that after Grayson was gone, that Grayson's story would be over, but God has greater plans! If anyone would like to show their support for this family, you can go to Team Grayson!

No comments:

Post a Comment