People Keep Reporting This Photo Of A Dad Comforting His Sick Child In The Shower

Photographer and Mom, Heather Whitten from Tucson, Arizona captured this photo of her husband and their son Fox: 

Fox was sick with a samonella infection. His caring Dad, Thomas sat with him in the shower for hours trying to get his fever to go down and wash off the throw up and diarrhea as it happened. 

Heather says: 

As I sat in the shower with the two of them I was just overwhelmed with the scene in front of me...This man. This husband and partner and father. He was so patient and so loving and so strong with our tiny son in his lap. His whispers of reassurance to Fox, that he would be ok and that Thomas would take care of him were so steady and so honest.

She snapped the photo and shared it on Facebook two years after she took it. 

The photo has recieved a lot of likes, love and support but not everyone feels that way. It has been reported for nudity to Facebook many times and taken down. She's even had her own account suspended! 

Heather says she just wanted to share a moving moment in her life with her family and although she understands that other people may not make the same choice, but she doesn't want to be censored: 

My family may be different than yours. But, that doesn’t make your way right or my way wrong...You may never take images of your family like I do… you may never share images of your family like I do. But, that doesn’t give you the right to silence my voice. To take away my right to share our experiences in an uncensored way.

What do you think? 

 

Photo by Heather Whitten Photography with quotes from Facebook, thanks!