“Jersey Shore” star Deena Cortese took to Instagram On Tuesday to reveal the condition her one-year-old son suffers from which makes it impossible for him to wear shoes.
“I’ve been getting a lot of messages about CJs feet, how he walks and other mothers ridiculing me for not putting shoes on him at 1 years old .. please before messaging me telling me what I should do or asking and making comments about why he’s not wearing shoes.. maybe ask if I’ve already looked into what you see could be wrong ..because more than likely I have ..anything you guys notice about my son .. I most likely noticed it before anyone else,” she started the caption.
I just didn’t think it was necessary to let anyone know why his feet went the way they do .. or the reason he’s not wearing shoes .. I appreciate the concerning messages but maybe come in asking and not telling .. that doesn’t make a mother feel great,” she continued.
“CJ has Metatarsus Adductus.. and will be getting night braces to get it corrected .. he’s had it since he was born but we noticed it at 10 months when he started walking .. the doctor says it’s common and we’ve been on top of it .. unfortunately his right foot has an extreme case and he literally can not get a shoe on .. that is why CJ isn’t in shoes and just socks and booties.”
J-Woww, her “Jersey Shore” co-star, commented, “Im sorry Deena. You are an incredible mother. Always putting CJ first and I know how hard this has been for you. How people choose to ‘voice their concern’ is a reflection on them. Not you. Keep being the amazing mom you are.”
Fans also filled the comments with support.
“The same thing happened to me and they said that it’s ok and that kids that have this problem become good athletes! No worries,” one wrote.
“My son had bowed legs at that age, the doctor said it was completely normal at that age. Your doing great momma,” another said.
“You are your sons best advocate! Why can’t people be supportive of others! I can see how you dote on CJ and I know you’re an amazing momma! Keep doing what you’re doing and F the haters!” a third wrote.