Making friends throughout childhood can be difficult. Everyone relates to feeling like the outcast at one time or another in their life. Seven-year-old Madden, a boy from the midwest with a rare eye condition and cleft lip, was struggling to find friends until he met his spirit animal. After his mom adopted a cat named Moon, who has the same condition Madden has, the two have been best friends ever since.
Madden is a second-grade student with a rare eye condition called heterochromia iridum, where each eye differs in color. In Madden’s case, he has one blue eye and one brown. Heterochromia iridum exists in less than 1% of the world’s population. Furthermore, he has a cleft lip a rare medical condition existing in less than 1% of the population.