Missy Robertson Makes Devastating Confession About Mia’s Life That Will Bring You To Tears

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Missy Robertson spoke about cyberbullying and bullying in general in an honest and compelling Instagram post last week. The Duck Dynasty star attended the Wonder movie premiere and felt inspired to share her own experience.

Missy Robertson On Wonder

Last night Mia and I were invited by the Children’s Craniofacial Association to welcome craniofacial families, friends, surgeons and medical care givers to the Dallas premiere of the movie Wonder. Watching my child interact with these kids and their parents was one of my proudest moments as a mom. She has learned that she inspires them with her self-confidence and inner joy, & she embraces it. Since she is a craniofacial kid herself, she understands their language and their feelings. She knows the looks people give. She knows the questions people want to ask but don’t. She knows the mean comments people write on social media. Watching her hug these kids, compliment their dresses and outfits and tell them how it was so very nice to meet them, I had to hold back my own tears of pride. Even though the story of Auggie Pullman is fictional, it represents real life for so many craniofacial children and their families. This movie/book not only tells the story from Auggie‘s point of view but also his sister (who represents all super-sibs) and his parents. Needless to say, it effected all of us sitting in the theatre in a very personal way. After the movie, advocacy awards were given. The man in the blue suit (please scroll to see the pictures) was awarded the patient advocate award. He is a successful businessman who gives his own time and money to help children like him. He was abandoned at the hospital at 36 hours old by his parents when they saw his physical problems. He advocates for anti-bullying on social media. He read to us statements that he has received just this week on his social media pages. They were horrible and mean, telling him he is not worth living. He told the kids in the room that they ARE worth it, that the people who write these statements don’t like themselves and try to make others feel like them. But he said he liked the man he has become. He took that paper, ripped it to pieces and tossed the pieces in the air. He told the kids they don’t need to listen to those lies. The theatre erupted in applause. Please see this movie. Please take your kids. Please talk to them about being kind. Please be kind yourself. You may be the only one who is.

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Cyberbullying has become a huge issue for people all around the world. Kids in particular are susceptible to cruel words of anonymous commentators. None are more at risk than those with craniofacial disfigurements, like Mia Robertson.

Mia Robertson was born with a cleft lip and palate. The Robertson family has been very open about their struggle with surgeries and medical care. They even featured one of Mia’s hospital stays on Duck Dynasty.

Recently, a movie titled Wonder premiered. The movie follows the story of a boy with Treachers Collin’s Syndrome and shows how he deals with bullying and attending grade school. The movie has received rave reviews and has even been a field trip destination for many schools. 

Missy and Mia Robertson attended the Dallas premiere of the movie and were moved by their experience. Missy wrote, “Watching my child interact with these kids and their parents was one of my proudest moments as a mom. She has learned that she inspires them with her self-confidence and inner joy, & she embraces it.”

However, Mia isn’t always feeling joyful. Missy also explained, “Since she is a craniofacial kid herself, she understands their language and their feelings. She knows the looks people give. She knows the questions people want to ask but don’t, She knows the mean comments people write on social media. Watching her hug these kids, compliment their dresses and outfits and tell them how it was so very nice to meet them, I had to hold back my own tears of pride.”

Cyberbullying Shut Down

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Missy told the story of a man speaking after the movie premiere. This businessman donates his money and time to help kids, who like him, were born with facial deformities. He bravely read mean comments he had received online and then ripped the paper they were printed on and scattered them in the air. It was hit, inspiring the hope that the children in the room would feel inspired to ignore mean comments. 

Missy Robertson hopes other families will see this movie and speak to their children about cyberbullying. She wrote, “Please see this movie, Please take your kids, Please talk to them about being kind, Please be kind yourself. You may be the only one who is.”

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