The heartrending reason this dad puts his 18-month-old in such 'dangerous situations'

By Pam Magwaza
22 April 2017

He's been dubbed a reckless father.

But really, he's just super good at Photoshop.

Made the most of no hair and dressed her up as her dad. #happyhalloween

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Stephen Crowley and his 18-month-old daughter, from Dublin in Ireland, have caused quite the stir on social media after Stephen began posting pictures of his daughter in what looked like seriously "dangerous" situations on his Instagram page.

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Little Hannah suffered from a rare condition called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and required a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy soon after she was born

From the time she was four months old she was in and out of hospital constantly -- meaning she missed out on so much of the "normal stuff" in her young life.

Someone is a little unhappy about the Christmas decorations going away.

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But fortunately, they found a donor for his baby girl, much to Stephen's relief.

"Of the 27 million worldwide donors, three were deemed suitable,” Stephen told BuzzFeed News. “An anonymous German lady donated."

So the doting dad had been trying to make up for lost time with his daughter by taking pictures of her and posting them.

After a while, he began spicing things up by Photoshopping Hannah into the kinds of situations an 18-month-old honestly shouldn't be in, as a way of pranking family members, WXYZ reports.

But then his pics went viral.

I think the new stair gates may be faulty.

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His pics had plenty of his followers freaking out before he revealed they were all digitally created.

“Most of the reactions have been positive,” he says, “with the odd person not getting the joke and commenting I ‘should be shot’.”

Taking advantage of the quiet bank holiday roads to give Hannah her first driving lesson. A post shared by Stephen Crowley (@steecrowley) on

Now, Stephen wants to use his internet fame to raise awareness for children all over the world who desperately need bone marrow donations.

“Finding out there was a matched donor was incredible,” said Stephen. “Without [it] Hannah wouldn’t be with us today.”


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Sources: Reddit, Instagram, Buzzfeed

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