A fed-up mum has set up a new national charity to try to reduce the stigma around children who need to use feeding tubes in public.
Grace Pearson, now aged three, was born with a rare feeding condition and allergies that meant she needed to be fed through a tube.
Mum Rachel Pearson thought taking her daughter out in public would be the least of her problems after Grace was born .
But after years of people staring, rude comments and local establishments refusing to let her feed Grace on their premises due to fears it might offend their other customers, Rachel, of West Street in Thorne, says she wants to make a stand.
And now, the mum of two has now set up the Go Wild 4 Feeding Tube Support charity in an effort to create ‘more awareness of feeding tube children’.
The 28-year-old says she also wants to use the charity to create a support network for parents and to raise money for a holiday home for the families of feeding tube families.
She added: “I want to show other parents out there, that there’s nothing to be ashamed of.”
“When people see my daughter, they don’t see past her feeding tube.”
n For more information on the charity please visit http://feedingtubesupport.com