Girl with rare disease shamed by cruel woman while cheering for her favorite team
Eight-year-old Chloe was at a Houston Astros game last month cheering for them loudly when she got bullied. A woman seated below her scolded her for being loud.
The video when that moment occurred was captured and shared by the little girl’s mother Monica Beaver. The story has since gone viral on social media.
Chloe, 8, was attending a Houston Astros baseball game one weekend with her mother Monica Beaver. The day was especially unique as the little girl had finally gotten her own World Series ring.
She described that moment saying:
"It feels like I'm royal.”
Don’t let anybody tell you to stop cheering! If they don’t like it then they can go home. 💪🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/CULgNYa3Gn— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) September 26, 2018
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Sitting by the stands, she loudly cheered for her favorite team while her mother recorded her.
A clip shows Chloe screaming, “Swing, batter batter!” just before the 5th inning. What her mother didn’t notice was that a women sitting below Chloe turned around and told the little girl “Enough!”
Chloe please cheer at the games as loud as you can, and if anyone tells you to stop cheer louder. https://t.co/RjjfjoZ5Zu— Tyler White (@twhite409) September 26, 2018
She has a rare disorder called disruptive mood dysregulation disorder or DMDD. For the little girl, attending baseball games and cheering for her favorite team gives her an outlet for her outbursts.
8yr old Chloe was cheering at Sunday’s @astros game when a fan sitting in front yelled, “enough!” Chloe’s mom says she has DMDD (Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder) which means she can’t comprehend emotions greater than that of a toddler. Her cheering abruptly stop. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/auhg4mDKB7— Stephen Morgan FOX 26 (@StephenMorganTV) September 25, 2018
A second video showed the moment just before Chloe burst into tears after being scolded. She described how the stranger had made her feel saying:
"[She made me feel] a little bit guilty 'cause I'm annoying and nobody says that to me."
"I should have seen that immediately and I didn't and it's just heartbreaking.”
She took to social media to post about the incident and educate people about her daughter’s disorder, causing the post to go viral. The Houston Astros picked up on the story and reached out to the girl on social media.
Josh Reddick, Tyler White, Brandon Bailey, and Lance McCullers all sent her messages of encouragement. McCullers wrote:
"Chloe, don't you EVER stop cheering! I would love for you to cheer us on, as LOUD as you can, during ALDS game 1 in MMP! I would be honored to leave you a ticket!"