Fetty Wap has been out here making hits, on hits, on hits for the past year, but one thing people love more than "Trap Queen" is the fact that the New Jersey rapper does not feel any pressure to cover up the eye that he lost to congenital glaucoma as a kid. He even made his eye the main focal point on his new album cover.
And, awesomely enough, that has inspired young Jayden Vaden, a native of Denver, Colorado, to do the same.
In an emotional Facebook post, Vaden's mom revealed that her son had one of his eyes removed only two weeks after his 1st birthday, after being diagnosed with Retinoblastoma.
Since then he has worn a prosthetic eye -- until good 'ol Fetty Wap came along, and made him feel brave enough to live without it.
You can read Brenda Vaden's emotional post below, where she thanks Fetty for giving her son the courage to remove his prosthetic eye. Now we hope that Fetty inspires other kids in a similar position to do the same.
(Warning: long sentimental post ahead) Today I am forever thankful to a young man named Willie Maxwell aka Fetty Wap. While his music is catchy (not always agree with his lyrics but hey who am I to judge…), I’m not necessarily his fan (although Trap Queen is my jam), BUT today I’m his biggest fan.
Many close friends, and of course our family know that Jayden was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at the age of 1. In result of that he had his right eye removed 2 weeks after his 1st bday. He’s worn a prosthetic eye since then. He has always been terrified of taking it out and would not be caught without it…and then comes along Fetty Wap…
Similar to Jayden he lost an eye at a young age and along the way he decided that he didn’t want to wear his prosthetic eye anymore, so he stopped. Jayden, let it be known, is a Fetty Wap fan, a real fan, not like me ha! Well, today, after weeks of asking, Jayden is venturing the world without his prosthetic. I of course am a wreck because this world can be cruel, but so proud of our Boogies. This young rapper unknowingly gave Jayden something we weren’t able to give him-the confidence to be different- and I am grateful to him. Thanks to Fetty Wap for saying F the world this is me, and for helping make our baby boy just a little more remarkable than he already is. And we’ll be purchasing his album, a small thank you to him for changing Jayden’s life forever.