We are all born special and undeniably attractive in our own particular manner.
The fact that no two people are precisely alike is one of the most breathtakingly wonderful aspects of being human.
As time goes on, we’re getting much better as a species at understanding and embracing our diversity.
Asher and Winry are two gorgeous children being raised by their mother Nicole Lucas Hallson. She wants to reinforce that her baby girl, who was born with a rare birthmark, is lovely in and of herself, but she also has a larger goal: to demonstrate that we are perfect because of our flaws.
According to Good Morning America, Winry Hall, a young child, was born with a birthmark called a congenital melanocytic nevi, or CMN.
Winry, who is 13 months old, is unlike the other kids because of an unusual birthmark that spans a fourth of her face.
When the nurses handed Winry back to Nicole following the delivery in February 2021, Nicole, a teacher, was greatly alarmed and frightened.
She expected her daughter’s skin problem to be mild because her pregnancy was very typical.
”I was lucky to have a pretty average pregnancy! I had morning sickness from about weeks 8-14, but as soon as that let up I felt great until the tiredness kicked in the last month,” she writes on her blog.
Nicole says that it was probably the medical professionals who noticed the CMN first. But other than shouting and congratulating for such a quick and painless delivery, they said nothing.
They also assured Nicole that all of Winry’s vitals looked good.
Nicole started to look at Winry after nursing her little daughter for a bit. At first, Winry’s mother’s large mark on her head was mistaken for a bruise by the bewildered mother.
“It was then quickly apparent to my husband and I that it was not a bruise. And like the name, I thought it looked a lot like a mole,” Nicole says.
In her blog, Nicole has described her feelings.
”Some of the excitement of labor had passed, and I would say worry was the main emotion I felt – I recognized that it resembled a mole, but I had never seen anything like it, and I was worried 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 held her tight and loved on her.”
According to a publication by the National Organization for Rare Diseases, CMN can appear on any area of the body as light brown or black patches that can grow to practically any size.
Nicole and her partner now want to draw attention to their daughter’s individuality in an effort to inspire others and show them that being a little different is something to be proud of rather than ashamed of.
“For a lot of people, this is the first time seeing a birthmark like hers and that’s part of why I enjoy sharing,” Hall said.
“This is a good conversation for parents with their children to see kids have differences, or for those parents who do have a kid that looks like Winry or has any kind of a birthmark to see their child represented.”
Winry’s birthmark may raise her risk of developing melanoma, therefore her parents take extra care to save her skin. Nicole, however, stated that she is more concerned that as her daughter gets older, she may experience bullying.
“Her health and happiness are our top priority. We have to monitor her with sunscreen. I’m careful with hats and that sort of thing,” Hall explained to Good Morning America.
“I know our regular dermatology appointment is probably going to be our best friend growing up.”
Winry is a cheerful, vivacious young girl who doesn’t give a damn about anything, according to how she perceives the world. In a nutshell, she is the ideal baby.
“She just radiates joy. She’s almost always laughing or shrieking,” Hall said. “She is just the happiest baby I have ever seen.
“She’s a big talker already. We haven’t got a whole lot of words out, but she tells you like it is and she’s already getting a little bit of sassiness, so I think we’re gonna have a lot on our hands.”
Winry is a wonderfully unique young lady in our opinion, and she also has a lovely soul.
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