A 19-year-old girl born with hundreds of mole-like birthmarks covering her face and body has finally embraced all of them, Rockwell, North Carolina, US.
Meet Ciera Swaringen who suffers from Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus and bullying all her life. The mole-like birthmarks cover 70 percent of the girl’s body, with the largest one stretching from her navel to her lower thighs.
The mole-like birthmarks cover 70 percent of the girl’s body
Cierra, who was nicknamed as ‘spotty dog’ by bullies, said: “They said things like, “You look like you’re dirty, take a wash.” That really knocked my confidence, I was only young and it made me feel different to the other kids, like something was wrong with me. I remember when I started school my mom told me that my birthmarks were angel kisses – and that really stuck with me.
When she was born her birthmarks were analysed, however, no treatment was prescribed