Katie Crenshaw recently penned an article for Redbook titled, “To The People Who Offer Prayers To Change My Daughter’s Appearance,” in which she asks people not to pity her daughter for the large mark on her face.
Crenshaw writes, “My infant daughter has a large ‘birthmark’ on her face called a Capillary Hemangioma. To be specific, it’s about five centimeters by six centimeters. It is usually the first thing people notice about her. How do I know this? Because it’s usually the first thing people comment on.”
She writes that she and the baby girl, Charlie, get a lot of stares; people often have no hesitation asking questions about Charlie’s face. She usually tries to give people the benefit of the doubt, but ultimately decided it was time to drop some knowledge on us.
She says that the mark that covers part of Charlie’s face is essentially “an overgrowth of blood vessels that usually recedes over time.” No other complications will come from Charlie’s capillary hemangioma and it is expected to fully disappear by the time she is in kindergarten.
But never mind all that, Crenshaw says:
Charlie is Charlie, and it’s just part of who she is. It doesn’t need to be constantly commented on, critiqued or questioned. I don’t need your opinion on whether or not you think it’s better or worse. It’s a part of what she looks like and that’s not changing right now—and guess what? It doesn’t have to. She’s unique and beautiful, and I would rather chat about her latest milestone achievement, her amazing smile or how gorgeous her eyes are.
Preach, mama! Your point has been made. Now let’s just focus on what an adorable little Girl Charlie is and forget the rest.
Image: Katie Crenshaw
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