Today’s Jeremy Kyle show on ITV1 features four children with various disabilities to raise awareness of each of their medical conditions. One of these children is Mollie, a three year-old with Russell Silver Syndrome. Her Mum, Kaya, chats to Jeremy about what life is like having a young child with RSS.
In an odd sort of way, it’s comforting to hear such a similar experiences that others go through with the syndrome. I remember hearing about the stories of being ‘failure to thrive’, the insensitive comments and actions from some members of the general public like being touched or picked up like a doll.
Jeremy’s questioning of Mollie’s Mum was frank and sometimes close to the bone, though nothing parents or people with RSS haven’t been asked before. It was great that all parents the chance to promote their child rather than the disability. And great for generating more awareness of Russell Silver Syndrome in general.
The RSS feature is about 14 minutes in you can watch the programme on ITV Player here until 30th July 2011 »