Since the day we were born, each of us has been distinct and wonderful. Some children have a temper from birth, while others are more peaceful, but everyone has a different outlook.
One of the most amazing aspects of being human is that we are all built the same, and we’ve evolved to the point where we can embrace and enjoy our diversity.
Nicole Hall is concerned that her gorgeous daughter Winry may have difficulties as she grows up due to her unusual attitude. She is passionate about raising awareness about congenital melanocytic nevi.
What Is Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)?
Congenital melanocytic nevi (CMN) are moles that appear at birth or develop within the first few months of life.
They are fairly frequent and, in most situations, do not pose any health risks. They do, however, pose hazards. Most cases of CMN do not require treatment, however, in some circumstances, the moles may be removed. This is typically done to reduce the risk of skin cancer or to improve one’s appearance…
The world will be a wonderful place as long as we accept our differences. We welcome division in coexistence if we divide as a species because of our differences.
Winry stood out from the other newborns when she was born. They initially thought it was a bruise, but subsequently learned it was congenital melanocytic nevi.
“When they first handed her to me, I thought it was a bruise. 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,” mom Nicole Hall told Good Morning America.
According to Dr. Harper Price of Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Dr. Heather Etchevers of Marseille Medical Genetics, her disease causes black and brown patches to form on various portions of her body.
As previously said, like other moles, especially one of that size on her face, she is at danger of acquiring melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Although the risk is modest, Nicole always wears a hat when they are outside in the sun. She also applies sunscreen to Winry and takes all precautions.
“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. I know our regular dermatology appointment is probably going to be our best friend growing up,” Nicole says.
Winry’s parents are aware that there are unkind people who will point at her, stare and call her words in school. That’s why they are dedicated to help raise awareness about her condition.
“For a lot of people, this is the first time seeing a birthmark like hers and that’s part of why I enjoy sharing,” Nicole says. “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 is a happy and healthy child, and her parents hope that she embraces her appearance while she is young so that she will be able to manage later in life.
“She just radiates joy. She’s almost always laughing or shrieking. She is just the happiest baby I have ever seen,” shared the mom. “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.”
Through social media, especially TikTok, Nicole is spreading awareness about her daughter’s condition, and parents who have kids with CMN are already joining the cause.
They know they are not alone.
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