A former reality TV star’s young daughter received a crucial diagnosis thanks to a vigilant fan on Instagram, highlighting the unexpected benefits of social media connections.
A former “Bachelorette” contestant, Ashley Rosenbaum, has been a prominent figure on social media for nearly a decade, focusing her personal brand on her life as a mother, her beauty, and her personality. With a following of over 300,000 on Instagram, her posts attract an extensive array of comments from her fans.
In a surprising turn of events, one particular comment on her youngest child, daughter Essex, proved to be extremely helpful. The observant fan noticed something amiss with Essex and urged Ashley to have her checked out, suggesting a possible diagnosis of torticollis.
While initially hesitant to take medical advice from a stranger, Ashley couldn’t shake the comment from her mind. After researching the condition, she realized it matched her daughter’s symptoms. Ashley, who shares two children with her husband, JP Rosenbaum, who met on the hit reality television show, often posts intimate family moments on social media, garnering thousands of responses from fans.
Though most of the comments on Essex’s photos were praises for her cuteness, it was this one concerning comment that ultimately led Ashley to seek medical advice. Upon confirming the diagnosis, Ashley and her husband took the necessary steps to treat Essex’s condition, including getting a baby helmet.
“Somebody wrote me a message saying, ‘Hey, get her checked out’ because she was always twisted. She had torticollis,” Ashley revealed during an interview with People.
“I read the comment and was like, ‘Oh, whatever.’ But then I was like, ‘Oh my God, this person is right.’”
“I got her checked out, and she had it. We got the baby helmet and everything.”
This just proves the power of social media in connecting people and providing help in unexpected ways. It also serves as a testament to the importance of paying attention to the comments and experiences of others, as it can sometimes lead to life-changing revelations. Today, thanks to a vigilant fan on Instagram, Essex is on the road to a healthier, happier life.
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