Mom on a mission to show daughter with extremely rare birthmark that she is beautiful

We are all born uniquely special and irrefutably beautiful in our own way.

One of the most amazingly amazing things about being human is that no two of us are exactly alike, and as the years go by we are getting much better as a species when it comes to accepting and celebrating our differences.

Mom Nicole Lucas Hallson is raising two beautiful children, her son Asher and her daughter Winry. But she also has a larger mission, to prove the idea that we are perfect because of our imperfections, and she aims to reaffirm that her little daughter, who was born with a rare birthmark, is beautiful just the way she is.

According to Good Morning America, little Winry Hall was born with an extremely rare birthmark known as a congenital melanocytic nevus, or CMN.

As a result, Winry, at 13 months, bears no resemblance to the children around her: the rare birthmark that covers a quarter of her face.

Nicole, who works as a teacher, was really worried and shocked when the nurses handed Winry over to her after her delivery in February 2021.

She had a fairly normal pregnancy and did not expect her daughter to have a skin condition.

“I was lucky enough to have a pretty normal pregnancy! I had morning sickness between weeks 8 and 14, but as soon as it passed I felt great until the tiredness started last month,” she writes on her blog.

According to Nicole, it was probably the doctors and nurses who first detected MNC. But nothing came out of their mouths apart from cheers and congratulations for such a smooth and quick delivery.¨

They also assured Nicole that all of Winry’s vital signs looked fine.

After Nicole had breastfed her newborn daughter for a while, she started looking at Winry. At first, the confused mother thought that the big mark on Winry’s head was just a bruise.

“Then my husband and I quickly realized it wasn’t a bruise. And like the name, I thought it looked a lot like a mole,” says Nicole.

On her blog, Nicole has described her feelings.

“Some of the excitement of labor had worn off, and I would say worry was the main emotion I felt. I recognized that it looked like a mole, but I had never seen anything like it and was concerned that it might be harmful to her. None of the nurses had said anything about it at this point, but I wasn’t sure what to ask, so I just hugged her tight and loved her.”

A report from the National Organization for Rare Diseases states that CMN can take the form of light brown or black patches and can reach almost any size anywhere on the body.

Nicole and her partner now want to highlight the uniqueness of her daughter, in a bid to encourage others that being a little bit different is not something to be ashamed of, but something to be proud of.

“For a lot of people, this is the first time they’ve seen a birthmark like hers and that’s part of why I enjoy sharing,” said Hall.

“This is a good conversation for parents with their children to see that children have differences, or for those parents who have a child who looks like Winry or has some kind of birthmark to see her child represented.” .

Since Winry’s birthmark could put her at higher risk of developing melanoma (skin cancer), her parents take precautions to protect her skin. Nicole, however, said that she is more concerned that her daughter will face bullying when she grows up.

“Her health and her happiness are our top priority. We have to watch her with sunscreen. I’m careful with hats and things like that,” Hall explained to Good Morning America.

“I know our regular dermatology appointment will probably be our best friend when we grow up.”

As for how Winry sees the world, she is a happy and energetic girl with no cares in the world. In short, she is everything a baby should be.

“She just radiates joy. She’s almost always laughing or yelling,” Hall said. “She is simply the happiest baby I have ever seen.

“She’s already a big talker. We don’t have a lot of words, but she tells you what she’s like and she’s already getting a little bit sassy, ​​so I think we’ll have a lot on our hands.”

Here at Newsner we agree that differences should be celebrated and never mocked or belittled. We think Winry is a really special girl and a beautiful soul to boot!

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