Nicole Lucas Hall is devoted to spreading CMN awareness while also encouraging people to celebrate diversity, be nice to others, and embrace beauty in all forms and sizes.
A remarkable baby was born with a lovely birthmark that covered about half of her face. Despite her family's initial health fears, the youngster is as healthy and joyful as ever.
Nicole Lucas Hall gave birth to Winry 13 months ago and from the day she was born, she has been distinct and special. The little child had a large birthmark on the right side of her face. Her parents were confused and concerned for their newborn, per Bored Panda.
Nicole spoke to Good Morning America, "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."
Doctors told them that they had nothing to worry about, and the condition was identified as Congenital Melanocytic Nevi, or CMN. It is expected that one in every 50,000 babies will have this mark. The doctors ensured the parent that it wasn't related to any underlying health issue. Nicole confessed to Bright Side that they could finally relax and accept Winry's arrival after a huge breath of relief. Today, months after her birth, their major priority is to keep their daughter healthy and secure in herself.
Unfortunately, there has been no lack of unpleasant remarks and criticism since Nicole began sharing her daughter's story. Even in their daily lives, some people stare or cast unwanted glances toward Winry because of her birthmark.
However, her older brother, Asher, has hardly noticed their differences. They spend a lot of time together and have developed a special bond. Nicole said they have found a way to respond to negative comments about Winry. They keep the majority of their social media answers informed and funny, recognizing that the majority of hostility stems from ignorance and misinformation. They are doing their best to remain optimistic, but it has caused them to ponder measures to safeguard their little child from bullying and unfair treatment.
Nicole said, "She just radiates joy. She’s almost always laughing or shrieking. She is just the happiest baby I have ever seen." She is raising her daughter to imbibe kindness, self-confidence and to remain strong and joyful as she grows up.
Apart from the negative comments, Winry receives a lot of love and compassion from social media. Nicole added, "For a lot of people, this is the first time seeing a birthmark like hers and that’s part of why I enjoy sharing." She added, "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."
The family's 91k Instagram followers and 200k TikTok followers have allowed them to meet others from all across the world with similar stories. Nicole is devoted to spreading CMN awareness while also encouraging people to celebrate diversity, be nice to others, and embrace beauty in all forms and sizes.
She wrote in an Instagram post, "I want Winry to know that her CMN does not define her. While it may be a part of her that makes her unique, and is the reason for this extra attention, I know it will not be the most special thing about her. I am so excited to watch her grow and discover what those other things are – her mind, sense of humor, bravery, kindness – but whatever they are, I know there will be many things about her that are much more remarkable than a spot on her face."
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