This Teenager Had The Best Birthday Ever Until Things Took A Turn For The Worse

Published on 07/28/2019
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Every single year, we get to celebrate the day we were born. To some people, it is not a big deal whatsoever. However, it will be a very special event if you are in your younger years! As a kid, this is the one day in the year when you are given special treatment. If your parents are divorced, there is even a chance that you get two birthday celebrations when the big day rolls in. It might sound like a dream, but it was more like a nightmare for young Kelsey Frederick…

Two Parties For One Teenage Girl

Kelsey Frederick is the daughter of divorced parents Schaffen and Christin. When her parents separated, they ended things on amicable terms and coordinated with each other on their daughter’s big day. However, let us just say that things did not go as planned on the actual day…

Two Parties For One Teenage Girl

Two Parties For One Teenage Girl

Their daughter was about to celebrate a big event in her life – her 13th birthday! This was going to mark the start of her teenage days. Apart from this, she was also going to hold two birthday celebrations. First with her mother, then with her father. This arrangement was a tradition for her by then.

Thirteen Queen

It was only natural for the birthday celebrant to wish for a celebration that would be more memorable than the ones she had in the past. Kelsey wanted to enjoy this one in particular since it was a huge deal for her.

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Thirteen Queen

Not only that, but there was something she was looking forward to this upcoming birthday of hers. It was the day she was going to get highlights in her hair. She managed to convince her mom to do such a thing. There were lots of girls at her school who got them, so she wanted the exact same thing.

Highlights

After she got the highlights and a few other treatments done in the salon, it was time to go visit her dad, Schaffen. Did he end up liking his daughter’s new hairstyle? Let us find out…

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Highlights

There are actually a lot of children whose parents have split up at some point in time. Kelsey has two families, but she was blessed with the chance to spend time with both. The divorce indicated that Schaffen and Christin can spend time with her, after all.

She’s Not Alone

It was an important day for Kelsey, so both of her parents wanted her to feel special. As all kids with divorced parents know, it can be hard. The parents knew this, so they wanted to make it up to her.

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She’s Not Alone

According to the divorce ruling, both Schaffen and Christin should spend an equal length of time with Kelsey. This might be why they decided on the birthday arrangement.

Off To Dad’s House

This means that it rarely gets boring for the birthday girl. Kelsey is fond of going to baseball games when she would spend some time with her father. Her little brothers are always around on these outings too.

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Off To Dad’s House

There are a lot of kids out there who can only wish they have a good relationship with their mom. It seems like this is not true for Kelsey since she and her mom are very close. That’s good to hear!

Always Fun

In fact, Kelsey has an awesome relationship with both Schaffen and Kristin. She alternates her weekends so that so can spend one with her mother and then the next one with her father.

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Always Fun

Her two little brothers are also part of the arrangement. They are always around to make their sister laugh. She is a great older sister to the kids because she likes the same things that they do.

Mother And Daughter Duo

While she and her father get along just fine with one another, their relationship simply does not compare to the one Kelsey has with her mother.

Mother And Daughter Duo

Mother And Daughter Duo

For one thing, he is not quite as involved in her life as his ex-wife happens to be. In all fairness, however, she spends more time with her mother than with her father.

A Close-Knit Bond

This is the kind of relationship that most can only wish they had. Kelsey did not have a problem discussing anything she wanted with her mother. We bet she was glad to have someone like Christin for a mother! If we were in her shoes, we would feel the same way.

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A Close-Knit Bond

What could possibly be better than having a healthy and strong bond with your mother? Kelsey sure got lucky with that. The two of them have no problems talking about whatever they can think of.

A Family Affair

Kelsey was only a little girl when her parents Schaffen and Christin broke up. She had been so young at the time, so we are sure she had a tough time.

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A Family Affair

We are glad to hear that she managed to move on after receiving support from the rest of the family. If her cousins and siblings were not there for her, we bet she would have turned out very differently.

Support System

Kelsey was a huge fan of sports. As a matter of fact, she has been interested in them as soon as she started to walk on her own. It is an important part of her life because it keeps her grounded to reality.

Support System

Support System

Her parents felt relieved that she found a way to keep herself steady despite the huge changes happening in her life. Of course, it is also an ideal way to keep her healthy.

A Different Kind Of Relationship

A good thing about the divorce that split the family into two was the fact that it had been a good breakup for them. As a matter of fact, they are friends who agree on how to raise their kids.

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A Different Kind Of Relationship

Schaffen and Christin might see eye to eye on most things, but there are some disagreements here and there. Apparently, they even discussed the guidelines they would follow when raising the kids.

Sports Gal

A great thing about the fact that Kelsey is a sporty little girl was that she was distracted during the time of the divorce. She did not know how to express herself, and sports became her outlet of sorts.

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Sports Gal

At any rate, sports have always been a huge part of her life. Her parents knew all about this. This is actually a reason why they ensured that things do not get weird after the divorce.

In Agreement

We are all aware that this is not that much of a big deal, but her parents have both agreed to bring her out to Lake Erie each month. Although it might sound like a small thing, it gave Kelsey a sense of routine.

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In Agreement

The trip was one that Kelsey liked a lot when she was still small, which is why the former couple did not want it to stop after the divorce. This would at least give her some consistency in life.

A Little Fish

Kelsey and her family always had a blast whenever they are out on the lake. They all played in the water and the sad. They always did their best to make the most out of these monthly trips.

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A Little Fish

It ended up becoming a bit of a tradition in the family. Even though they had a number of hardships and struggles, they had each other to rely on.

New Love

Her father found love once more. He met a woman called Sarah at work! She was also employed by the fire station. It was probably a big change, but Kelsey did not mind so much because she liked Sarah.

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New Love

She eventually proposed to Sarah, and the two of them got hitched at the courthouse. They might have opted out of a big and expensive ceremony, but they still got dressed up for it!

It’s Official

More and more people are getting married at the courthouse instead of the church or some fancy location. Apart from the price difference, some people do not want to make such a big fuss out of it.

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It’s Official

Despite everything, Kelsey was just happy that her father found a new person to love. Moreover, she was glad because this was yet another woman to support her in life. The family just kept growing.

The Deal With Her Dad

For Christin, it was not a problem at all as long as Sarah did not mess around with the way she and Schaffen decided to raise Kelsey and the boys. It seemed like she wanted to get the best for the kids, which sounds reasonable to us!

The Deal With Her Dad

The Deal With Her Dad

We are happy that Kelsey did not act up upon meeting this new addition to their complicated family. It was a relief to hear that she took this situation very well.

Nothing Would Change

The parenting style was not about to change now that she had a stepmother. Kelsey did not mind the thought of her father getting remarried.

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Nothing Would Change

For one thing, it was not a wicked stepmother she had. Sarah got along pretty well with the kids and his ex. In fact, Kelsey was glad that her father had someone new now.

Strong Women All Around Her

Kelsey took this pretty well since she grew up surrounded by strong female figures in her life. She has her Aunt Kelly, who acted like a secondary mother figure to her. There was also her godmother Haylee Ann, who did not fail to support her no matter what she was going through.

Strong Women All Around Her

Strong Women All Around Her

The ladies have never failed to give her the support and wisdom that she needed. They were always there to give her an ear whenever she needed advice. There was no reason for Kelsey to feel threatened by the arrival of Sarah. To her, she was just another maternal figure!

Endless Maternal Figures

With that in mind, she did not really have her new stepmother on her radar. It was not like her life drastically changed when she stepped into their lives. Kelsey was glad that her mom and dad both lived in the city of Fostoria in Ohio. Their houses were only 10 minutes apart!

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Endless Maternal Figures

When they have to alternate the kids on the weekends, the distance makes it pretty convenient. Even though Kelsey sometimes forgets things at her mother’s place, she can just drop by easily. The close proximity made it possible for her to enjoy her two birthday parties for her 13th birthday.

Close Proximity

Both of her parents grew up in this city, which is why they decided this is the place they would also raise Kelsey and her brothers in. The young girl is truly lucky that Sarah and Schaffen stayed there after they got married.

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Close Proximity

Her huge birthday bash would not have been possible if they lived somewhere else, after all. Her mother, father, and stepmother are all important characters in the story that unfolded on her birthday.

A Challenge

We are sure you find it challenging to find the best gift for a person you love. However, kids her age are even tougher to shop for. Their interests change quickly, and they can be hard to impress. However, Christin had it cut out for her because her daughter was not like most young girls her age.

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A Challenge

Kelsey did not exactly have the same interests as her friends and peers. Christin could not just buy a practical gift since she had pretty niche hobbies. Every year, the worried mother could feel that her gifts fell short. However, she wanted to avoid making the same mistake for her daughter’s 13th birthday.

No Glitz

Kelsey did not tell them what she wanted, although she made one request about her gifts. She told her mom and dad that she did not want anything glitzy whatsoever. She was not a “girly-girl”, which meant that sparkly or pink things were out of the question.

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No Glitz

Her mother found herself at a dead end with the whole gift-giving fiasco. Eventually, she decided that the only way to do this was to seek out the advice of people who knew her daughter. Christin got in touch with their friends and family to ask for advice.

Not Like Other Girls

Kelsey was a big fan of softball, but she already had everything one would need to play this sport. She also liked to fish, but Christin did not think it was appropriate to give her daughter fishing gear on her big day. It is hard to think of something when your kid seems perfectly content already.

Not Like Other Girls

Not Like Other Girls

Like we said, Kelsey was already a pretty happy kid from the very beginning. What else could she ask for? Christin knew she needed to get creative if she wanted Kelsey to be thrilled by her gift. Apparently, there was something her young daughter had been dreaming of a little while now… What was it?

Something A Bit Cheaper

There was one thing that she wanted so badly for quite some time now. She wanted a Mia Hamm jersey. Christin was glad because she thought this would spell the end of her problems. She went to several local sports shop and even Amazon, but no such luck.

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Something A Bit Cheaper

The price tag on the Mia Hamm jersey was simply prohibitive for her and Schaffen. They decided it was time to think of something else, something that would not be this expensive. It was hard to think of anything in their price range…

Taking Forever

Like a lot of kids her age, she thought that her birthday was taking too long to get there. This is pretty common among children, but it makes even more sense when you consider that she was turning 13. Kelsey was soon counting down the days before she became a teenager.

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Taking Forever

Kelsey and her friends started to think of various ideas for her party during the free time they had. They spent hours on end talking about it. They knew that Kelsey was the first one in their group to be a teenager, so it should be an awesome night. After hearing the young girls talk so much about the party, Christin only became more concerned about finding the perfect gift for her daughter.

A Beauty Queen

While Kelsey might have some unusual interests and hobbies, she also likes to do her makeup and hair. She liked to go to weddings because she knew this would mean dolling up. How did Christin find out about this? For one thing, her daughter always helped herself to her makeup!

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A Beauty Queen

Even so, Christin was not prepared to hear what her daughter had to say about her birthday. One reason she was so surprised was that she thought her daughter as a “tomboy”. What Kelsey asked her came as a complete shock to her mother.

Her Choice

Like we said, this upcoming birthday was a big one for Kelsey. Christin wanted her daughter to receive a gift that will blow her away. The celebrations that came before this one always involved a surprise of some sort. However, she decided that the best course of action was to let her daughter pick her gift.

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Her Choice

Kelsey made a request that made Christin worry for her. Did the young girl have any insecurities with the way she looked? Could it be the reason why she asked for a gift like that? Did it have to do with the arrival of Sarah in her life?

Highlights For My Birthday

So what was the request from the birthday girl? It was, “Mom, I want to get highlights for my 13th birthday”. This young girl wanted to add some life to her hair by putting in blonde highlights. Do you have any idea what Christin told her after making such a request?

Highlights For My Birthday

Highlights For My Birthday

In all fairness, this was a pretty normal request. While there was nothing unusual about it, Christin was not prepared for her daughter to ask for such a huge makeover. According to the concerned mother, she thought such a thing would only happen when her daughter reached 16 years of age.

Worried

Even though Christin was surprised by such a thing, she gave Kelsey the chance for her daughter to pick out a gift that she wanted. She could not take her offer at this point in time anyway. This would be completely unfair to her daughter.

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Worried

She knew that Kelsey’s hair went darker in the last few years. It was nothing new for people to get highlights in their hair either, so this was not a big deal. Although she was nervous, what else could she do? We can only hope that Christin calmed down soon enough.

Like Her Mother

The reason Christin decided to let it pass was the fact that she herself used to sport highlights in her hair. This happened a long time before she even gave birth to her daughter. Knowing this, how could she possibly deny her daughter?

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Like Her Mother

Christin understood where her young child was coming from. At one point in time, she was just a young girl who wanted highlights as well. The moment her own parents allowed her to get her hair colored had been such a happy moment for her. She wanted Kelsey to feel the same way she did once upon a time.

A Great Big Sister

Christin did more than just let her daughter do this because it was her daughter’s birthday. She also agreed because she was proud of the way her daughter had been acting. Her child deserved a treat because she took good care of her little sibling as well.

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A Great Big Sister

Kelsey was a great sister to her younger brothers. She was always there to provide them with guidance whenever they needed it. The young boys all looked up to her. Christin knew her daughter was doing a good job at serving as a role model for her younger children.

Darker

Christin was well within reason to be proud of her daughter. Knowing this, she wanted to give her daughter a gift she would never forget. Christin wanted to make her big day as special as possible. It did not hurt that she was part of the fun as well.

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Darker

The mom and daughter pair got to enjoy a high-quality bonding session instead of a nerve-wracking process. We are sure this was one of the best weekends of their life!

Mom And Daughter Bonding Session

That was how Christin and Kelsey found herself in the salon the older woman frequented. Kelsey felt like such a grown-up because this seemed like a thing that adults only got to do. Christin could see that her daughter was thrilled by this experience.

Mom And Daughter Bonding Session

Mom And Daughter Bonding Session

Kelsey was certainly excited by what was happening. They first had to wait several minutes before the staff attended to them. It was a very popular salon where most people arranged appointments a few months prior. It was lucky that she managed to convince them to do this for her daughter’s birthday.

Full-Service Salon

It was a very hands-on salon, so it offered all the beauty and luxury you can think of. Classical music was playing on the speakers. Meanwhile, the lit candles made the entire store smell just like lavender.

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Full-Service Salon

Kelsey shot her mother a “job well done” look. Christin was glad that her daughter seemed to be pleased by this birthday gift. The young girl could not possibly be happier!

Nails Too

Christin was glad that the salon offered more services than just hair treatments. They also had pedicure, manicure, and massage treatments for their clients. As you can see, Kelsey knew that her birthday was about to get even better. The cherry on top was that Christin received a discount as a regular customer!

Nails Too

Nails Too

After this, Kelsey and Christin received manicures and pedicures together. This sounds like the best possible way to bond with someone you love. However, they did not have a clue that things were about to take a turn for the worse…

Could Not Believe Her Eyes

Finally, the time for the big reveal was finally upon them. Kelsey and Christin had a lovely time together. Sadly, it could not possibly last forever. This was the moment of truth. Was the birthday girl going to like what she was about to see in the mirror?

Could Not Believe Her Eyes

Could Not Believe Her Eyes

Kelsey did not look the same at all! The teenager could not believe what her eyes had been showing her. The highlights made a huge impact on her appearance. Christin could not believe it either.

A Relaxing Day

They enjoyed the day they spent at the salon. The experience was made even better by the fact that Kelsey liked the result. No one wanted to spend so much money on something they did not like, right?

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A Relaxing Day

For Christin, she had never seen her young daughter look as beautiful as that moment. It was all thanks to her huge smile, not the highlights! However, Kelsey was about to get another surprise.

A Surprise Up Her Sleeve

What else did Christin have in store for the birthday girl? Kelsey was done with her nails and hair, so what else was there? Her mother did not forget about makeup! Of course, Christin remembered this. She and Kelsey then got in the car and headed to Sephora.

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A Surprise Up Her Sleeve

At the makeup superstore, Kelsey got to pick out color eyeshadow for the look she wanted. For her, it felt even better than yet another family wedding. Kelsey also had the chance to choose a couple of other products she wanted to take home.

Bliss

Christin snapped a photo of Kelsey after the transformation. She wanted to show all their loved ones how well the reinvention went. Everyone was happy about the results as well! Good job, Christin.

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Bliss

However, they had no idea that there was someone out there who did not share the same sentiments. Can you guess who this person might be? Even though they received a lot of comments online, there was someone who felt the opposite way.

Next Stop Is Dad’s Place

Kelsey was thrilled to go out of the store and show off her appearance. However, her schedule indicated that she should enjoy her second round of birthday celebrations. It was Schaffen’s turn to show her how much she loves her. This was the agreement he and Christin reached for her 13th birthday.

Next Stop Is Dad’s Place

Next Stop Is Dad’s Place

Christin and Kelsey got in the car once more, this time to go to her father’s house. What kind of celebration did he and Sarah have in store for her? According to the schedule they cooked up, the birthday girl was supposed to stay at their place for the entire weekend.

His Turn

Kelsey was more than thrilled to keep going on her big day. The young lady hoped her father and stepmother had planned some equally great surprises as well. Her little brothers were also going to be there. It was understandable that she had high expectations.

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His Turn

Kelsey wanted to see if her little brothers would recognize her after the makeover. Of course, she also wanted to see how her father and stepmom felt about her new look. Sarah had highlights too, after all.

No Need To Worry

Whenever Kelsey went to her father’s place, she took it upon her to refrain from using her phone. Schaffen approved of this practice because it allowed them to enjoy some old-fashioned quality time together. Christin knew this, so she did not expect to hear from the birthday girl over the weekend.

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No Need To Worry

However, Kelsey never failed to at least give her mother a goodnight call each night before she went to bed. Christin wondered why her daughter did not call, but she did not get too worried anyway.

Mother’s Instinct

The next morning, Christin got up from the bed and felt ill in the stomach. There was no reason for this, although it felt like there was something off. Her maternal instinct told her something was not right. She called Kelsey a couple of times, but she only got the answering machine.

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Mother’s Instinct

Christin tried to placate herself by thinking that her daughter would return in a few hours anyway. She did not get any call, so nothing must be wrong. She distracted herself by switching the TV on.

Who Was She?

At last, she heard the doorbell go off. She knew it had to be her daughter! She went up to answer the door, but she did not expect what she saw waiting for her at the door. It was Kelsey, but something was wrong…

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Who Was She?

Christin approached her daughter and noticed another thing. The young lady had a puffy and swollen face. Moreover, she was still crying! The biggest difference happened to be something else, however.

What Was It?

Her first instinct was to check if her daughter got hurt in any way. She rushed to Kelsey but found no cuts or scratches anywhere. That was not the case, clearly. Perhaps she and her father got into an argument? Did Sarah and Kelsey fight?

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What Was It?

Christin also considered that her daughter was in such a state because her father took her to the firehouse. When he got called for a fire, he had no choice to go. It was not a place you should bring your daughter on her birthday.

Completely Different

It was only when Kelsey looked up that Christin saw what her daughter’s hair looked like. She was so shocked that she could not process what she was looking at. What on earth happened to her hair?! This was not the way it looked like when she took her daughter to her ex-husband’s house.

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Completely Different

You would never guess what Christin saw. Could it be that her daughter tied her hair in a ponytail? Maybe she just took off her nail polish after only a few days. Even people this young are free to change their mind, after all.

Horrible Haircut

It did not even occur to her that her daughter’s highlights would disappear in only a couple of days. Moreover, her hair had been chopped off! Was this Kelsey’s way of showing that she did not like it after all? Did she do this to herself?

Horrible Haircut

Horrible Haircut

Another thing that made it worse for Christin was the fact that her daughter was covering her face with her hands. Kelsey clearly did not want her mother to see her face. What was going on?

A “Chop Off”

Her locks got hacked off at some point in the weekend. What happened? One professional hairstylist even weighed in on the issue and said, “what they did to that poor child, it’s a “chop off”, it’s a boyish cut with no styling whatsoever”.

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A “Chop Off”

Kelsey could not even stand to look Christin in the eyes. It was easy to see just how humiliated she must have felt. Christin was seething with anger. Clearly, something went horribly wrong over the weekend.

Fuming

It seemed so bizarre that someone could feel beautiful and confident one day and then completely shameful and mortified the next day. This was what happened to Kelsey – and on her birthday weekend no less! She could not bear to look at herself in the mirror. Her self-esteem took a lot of damage after this ordeal. How did such a situation even come about anyway?

Everyone Had An Opinion

Fuming

Christin could not get any answers from Kristin, so there was nothing left to do but find out for herself. She drove to Schaffen’s house, fuming the entire way there. This man was the daughter of her children, someone she used to love. How could he let something like this happen to the birthday girl?

How Could You

As soon as she got there, she ran up to the door. She yelled at Sarah and Schaffen to tell her what happened to her daughter. Why would they do such a thing to the poor girl? Christin also wanted to know the reason they did not so much as give her a call to inform her over the weekend. Apparently, Kelsey’s dad and stepmom hated the new hairstyle she had and then punished her for it. Clearly, it did not make a difference to them that it was supposed to be her special day. The two even went as far as to say that “actions have consequences”.

How Could You

How Could You

This was the explanation they gave for their behavior, but it would turn out to be a rule that applied to them as well. Christin took the matter to the authorities too. The police chief commented, “The mother was upset at how her child was being cared for. The haircut was done against the child’s wishes under the direction of the girl’s father and stepmother.”

From Extreme High To Extreme Low

Christin could remember just how widely her daughter had been smiling only a couple of days ago. Now, she could not even bring herself to smile. Christin was sad to see her like this. She could not accept that her daughter was now suffering over something as trivial as highlights!

From Extreme High To Extreme Low

From Extreme High To Extreme Low

She decided to let off some steam by going on Facebook and shaming Schaffen online. For her, this did not even compare to the pain he decided to give their daughter.

When You Go Viral

Christin wanted him to experience the same kind of pain he inflicted on her lovely young daughter. Kelsey was enjoying her birthday when he decided to pull the plug on any fun she was having. Christin wanted him and Sarah to fully understand the gravity of what they did. Even so, she did not intend to create a viral post. She only wanted her friends to agree with her about an issue this complicated.

When You Go Viral

When You Go Viral

We do not doubt that she felt a lot better after going on her little Facebook rant. Who wouldn’t want to vent after this? However, she was surprised to see that a lot of people reacted to the post she wrote. People from all over the country found out about what her daughter went through at the hands of her overprotective father.

People Were Outraged

Can you believe that the post garnered 24,000 shares and then 33,000 reactions in the span of a single week? These readers did not stop at expressing how they felt about this situation either.

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People Were Outraged

In the next few pages, we will show you some responses they got from the post. Kelsey thought it was overwhelming to be in the spotlight. Of course, this is perfectly reasonable because she is still so young. She underwent some kind of trauma and had yet to recover from the ordeal.

Outrage From Strangers

In the beginning, Christin was only after some support. She got exactly that. The mother clearly got more than she bargained for, however. By then, strangers started to throw shade at Sarah and Schaffen. They got called “ridiculous” and “disgusting” among a plethora of names.

Outrage From Strangers

Outrage From Strangers

Here is a kind comment one such stranger left on the post: “What a cruel thing for a parent to do to their child. So sorry that happened…beautiful no matter what!” The sentiment might have been nice, but Kelsey did not enjoy the attention she was receiving.

Middle School Woes

On top of this, she did not feel ready to head to school yet. It was bad enough that she got her hair chopped off by her father on her birthday. She also felt anxious to show her face to her friends after the online uproar the post got. She was still just a middle schooler when all of these things happened to her.

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Middle School Woes

Her younger brothers just keep living their normal lives. You can say the same thing for Schaffen and Sarah. This did not do anything to erase the hurt Kelsey had been feeling. She also felt angry, betrayed, and humiliated. How could they pretend that nothing big happened?

Theories And Speculations Abound

There were some people who tried to rationalize the behavior that Schaffen displayed. However, there were also some people who came up with a number of theories. There was a suspicion that something else was at play here… Could there be more to the issue than an impulsive and controlling father?

Theories And Speculations-Abound

Theories And Speculations Abound

Here, take a look at one more comment a follower left on the post: “I think the daughter was unfortunately in the middle of a get back at you between both parents fighting.” Well, this does not sound impossible. We do not know if Christin and Schaffen had been fighting, so it could be true.

Showing Off Her Daughter

Christin could not help but feel surprised by the attention they were receiving. She then took it upon herself to keep everyone updated on the developments of the story. She kept everyone posted on her daughter as well. Her emotions were running all over the place, but this was understandable.

Showing Off Her Daughter

Showing Off Her Daughter

People got to learn more things about Kelsey and know her better. Others were inspired by how well she took the situation. It was great that she had an awesome support system in place. Her peers and loved ones were always there to help her out.

What A Birthday

The readers learned that she was coming out of her shell now. She began to play softball and go fishing again. The entire time, there was nothing she could do about the hairdo her father had forced on her. She knew that she had to move forward.

An Important Milestone

What A Birthday

This is probably the reason that no one foresaw what was coming up next. The next development in this story was not something that even Kelsey and Christin expected to happen.

Press And The Police

Who would have thought that there were concerned readers who found it suitable to get in touch with the authorities? They were worried that it was a case of parental abuse. What did the police chief think?

Press And The Police

Press And The Police

Fox8 reported on the story and informed the public about the forced haircut Kelsey got from her father and stepmother on her birthday. Police Chief Colby Carroll only said, “I’ve been doing this since ’92 and I’ve never had a case I would say that’s like this.”

Actions & Consequences

After the report was made, the police officers went and met up with Schaffen and Sarah. The two of them got suspensions from their workplace, the Middletown Township Fire Department. Officially, the husband and wife were placed on “administrative leave”. Well, the higher-ups clearly knew what they were doing. An investigation took place. By the end of it, the local judges said that these two deserved to get some sort of punishment for the behavior they displaced. It sparked even more debate about how appropriate it was to do this. What do you personally think about this?

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Actions & Consequences

If you feel any sympathy for them, might we remind you that they had been the ones to rant about actions and consequences? When the investigation was done, the family was in for more drama yet again. Christin also got full custody of their daughter!

No More Joint Custody

Christin went on Facebook to deliver the good news: “After 5 hours of testimony and ‘evidence’ provided by both parties, the magistrate’s decision was for Kelsey to live with mom and her siblings!”

No More Joint Custody

No More Joint Custody

She also said, “A huge weight has been lifted off of everyone’s shoulders and we cannot be any [happier]!!” While the daughter and mother duo was glad to hear the result, it was not smooth sailing for them from then on. In fact, Kelsey paid a big sacrifice as well.

Aunt Kelly Helps Kelsey Out

Kelsey did not get the opportunity to get all the things she kept in her father’s place before she was taken off its premises. In all honesty, she did not feel up to the task either. After all, there was no way to do this without seeing Sarah and Schaffen.

Aunt Kelly Helps Kelsey Out

Aunt Kelly Helps Kelsey Out

Despite this, she still did not like the fact that she had to give up on many of her belongings. Luckily, her Aunt Kelly could see how painful it was for the young girl. This led her to open a GoFundMe account and then launched a fundraising effort for the young girl.

Reaching Their Target Goals

It is pretty amazing to hear that they managed to hit their goals pretty quickly. They found out that a lot of people were happy to donate some money for the sake of the young woman. Aunt Kelly set a thousand bucks in donations, but they nearly doubled that amount.

Reaching Their Target Goals

Reaching Their Target Goals

But wait until you hear this next piece of information. They even got $2,000 from some anonymous contributor. Whoa. In the end, they managed to make a total of $3,543 in donations. What were they planning to do with such a huge sum of money?

Going Back To The Salon

Well, this is not that hard to answer. The first thing they decided to do was return to a salon and get her hair fixed as soon as possible. They ended up choosing the Lady Jane salon. What was so great here was the fact that the staff found out what happened with the help of Haylee Ann. The godmother actually went earlier to ensure Kelsey was getting yet another surprise. The young girl got a warm welcome from the staff members as soon as she got there.

Going Back To The Salon

Going Back To The Salon

Before she arrived at the salon, the members of the staff were already waiting for her to walk through the door. They wanted her to be happy, especially after they heard about the strength that the teen displayed. They wanted to do everything they could to make her smile like she did not that long ago. They said that there was no limit to what she can ask for them, so she decided to think the matter over. Haylee Ann stayed there to express her support, which made Kelsey feel even bolder. What look should she go for this time?

Her Very Own Fairy Godmother

Kelsey was aware that she could only wait for her hair to grow back to its original length. This is the reason that she opted to get a wig instead! She was glad about the options she had and liked how she looked in them too. Christin was aware that her daughter would not be this happy if it were not for Haylee Ann. After all, the surprise welcome at the salon was all her doing. Aside from that, she also helped with the fundraiser that made this possible. She definitely sounds like a fairy godmother to us!

Going Viral Again

Going Viral Again

When it comes to emotional support, she did not fail to stick up for Christin and Kelsey. The two needed a lot of support during those tough times, but Haylee Ann pulled through. In a couple of months, the post managed to reach five thousand likes in addition to hundreds of comments and shares. One commenter even said, “You’re beautiful!” There is no way we will deny just how true that statement is. In the end, we are both glad and relieved that Kelsey had the support of all these strong and amazing women. If it weren’t for them, she would probably still be sad about the birthday fiasco.


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