Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that his wife Priscilla Chan had three miscarriages in the last two years and hoped that his wife, who is expecting a baby girl this time would sail through safely this time.
In a heartfelt revelation, Zuckerberg said he was making it open to come out of the suffering alone, a gesture that would surely attract blessings from all his fans and detractors alike. Who’d say negative when Mark Zuckerberg, who connected billions around the world with his innovative Facebook, wanted to share his problem openly?
Despite all his fights and overwhelming wealth acquisition, Mark has entered a stage where he needs well wishers to pass through the difficult phase one faces in life.
“You feel so hopeful when you learn you’re going to have a child. You start imagining who they’ll become and dreaming of hopes for their future. You start making plans, and then they’re gone. It’s a lonely experience. Most people don’t discuss miscarriages because you worry your problems will distance you or reflect upon you — as if you’re defective or did something to cause this. So you struggle on your own,” he wrote.
Miscarriage is common and a study last spring showed that 25% miscarriages do take place in the US but still many people believe that it is not a common issue.
Trying to distance the misnomer, Mark said there is a big disconnect between what happens and what people believe. Nearly 1 million miscarriages occur in the US each year. Let us hope Mark and Priscilla get over this stigma and get the blessings of millions of Facebook fans to overcome the difficult phase of their life.
“It’s a lonely experience… In today’s open and connected world, discussing these issues doesn’t distance us; it brings us together. It creates understanding and tolerance, and it gives us hope,” said Mark Zuckerberg and he is not alone. Millions of his fans’ support in good faith helps him overcome the problem.