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Toddler Gets Severe Burns From Popular 'Jelly' Shoes
"After countless antibiotics and creams finally we have some relief,” she said. “My poor Rosie girl has been a trooper. From blisters to horrific skin peeling and bleeding… We have to see a plastic surgeon."
Maxim Sorokopud
05.08.19

Everyone wants the best for their kids. But we also want to save money whenever we can. It’s a hard balance to maintain. Rosie’s mom tried to get value for money, and it backfired terribly.

Rosie is a normal little girl. She likes getting new clothes, especially shoes.

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When Rosie’s mom, Felicia, was in Walmart one day, she thought she’d found a great deal.

In the clothing section, a pair of jelly shoes were sitting there. They were colorful, with ice cream cones on the bottom. But best of all they were only a couple of dollars.

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Felicia placed them in her cart and couldn’t wait to see Rosie’s happy face when she brought them home.

Rosie loved the shoes. She put them on right away. Rosie told her mom that they rubbed a bit on the bottom of her feet.

But Felicia grew up when jelly shoes first became popular, so she was expecting this. She reassured her daughter that this was normal and that her feet would get used to the shoes.

The next day, Felicia dropped Rosie off at daycare before going to her job. Rosie had decided to wear the new shoes to show them off to all of her friends.

Later that day, Felicia finished up at work and drove over to the daycare.

Rosie walked up to her mom, but something was wrong. Instead of skipping over to Felicia like normal, Rosie was walking slowly. In fact, it almost looked like she was limping.

“Rosie, what’s wrong?” Felicia asked. Rosie pointed down to her feet.

“Are the shoes still rubbing?” the mom said.

Instead of saying anything, Rosie started crying.

Felicia gave Rosie a hug and said that it couldn’t be that bad. Then she said that she’d take the shoes off if they were hurting that badly.

But as soon as Felicia touched the shoes, Rosie flinched in pain. And now Felicia could see an incredibly painful mark on the edge of Rosie’s feet.

Felicia told Rosie that she’d have to hold still to get the shoes off. After some struggle, the mother finally got one of the shoes off of her daughter.

What she saw shocked her.

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Felicia Marie Hillman/Facebook

Rosie’s feet were covered in blisters. Felicia had never seen anything like it in person before. In fact, it almost looked like how burn victims look in movies.

At the sight of her own feet, Rosie started crying terribly. She couldn’t believe that this had happened to her.

At first, Felicia panicked, but then she realized that she had to take her daughter to the emergency room.

“Don’t worry, Rosie. It’ll be all right” Felicia said desperately as she drove to the hospital.

This was the beginning of a long ordeal.

The doctors had to keep Rosie in urgent care for days on end.

Luckily, things are starting to get better for Rosie and Felicia.

“After countless antibiotics and creams finally we have some relief,” she said. “My poor Rosie girl has been a trooper. From blisters to horrific skin peeling and bleeding… We have to see a plastic surgeon to make sure she won’t need skin grafts to make up for the skin she lost.”

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Felicia Marie Hillman/Facebook

The original update that Felicia posted, warning people about the jelly shoes and informing them of her story, has been taken down. But it did manage to get shared almost 250,000 times.

Now you know to never buy jelly shoes from Walmart!

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Felicia and her daughter. All that the mom wanted to do was buy something nice for her daughter without breaking the bank. But it’s caused so much suffering.

Hopefully, Walmart will step in and cover all medical costs (and remove these awful shoes from circulation!)

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By Maxim Sorokopud
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Maxim Sorokopud is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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