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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Teenage Girl Shrugs off Bullies and Embraces Unique Appearance

19-year-old Cierra Swaringen has a rare skin condition that resulted in her body being completely covered by moles and birthmarks. She has made a stand against the bullying and harsh remarks on her physical appearance by taking a lot of photographs in her Social media accounts.

Swarigen was born with a rare condition that occurs only once every 500,000 births called Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Her entire body is covered with moles and birthmarks, and while they pose no health rish, there is no cure of the disease and the moles may not be removed since they take up most of her body (and are continuing to develop).

Swarigen relies on help from the local community, online support groups and relatives to build up her confidence; but ultimately, she has realized that self-acceptance is the one true key to happiness.

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