A mother of two Katie Crenshaw who gave birth to a daughter who has Hemangioama got so tired of the constant pity of her daughter Charlie, who is just seven months old and she decided to write an essay about her daughter’s condition so as to put an end to the speculations of people.
Hemangioama is a reddish huge birth mark that is also referred to as the strawberry mark.
‘We don’t need to talk about it every time you look at her,’ Katie wrote. ‘We see past the color of her face. Charlie is Charlie and it’s part of who she is. It doesn’t need to be constantly commented on, critiqued, or questioned.’
Katie said that she doesn’t ‘mind educating curious minds’, but some people tend to overstep their bounds by offering their opinions on the mark or the affect it might have on Charlie in the future.
‘It’s a part of her unique beauty. It may never disappear, and guess what? It doesn’t have to,’ Katie said. ‘I would much rather chat about her latest milestone achievement, her amazing smile, or how gorgeous her eyes are.
She isn’t in pain or ill. She simply has an unusual quality about her appearance.’
There is no known cause or prevention for hemangiomas, which are an abnormal build-up of blood vessels in the skin or internal organs, and while they often go away on their own as the child gets older, physicians recommend that they are monitored to ensure that the nodule doesn’t interfere with vision or breathing.
Katie expressed her feelings to Daily Mail Online taht her seven months old daughter Charlie has seen some good specialist and the situation is under control because her daughter Charlie is under the care of doctors in order to be sure that the Capillary Hemangioma doesen’t spread an d cause any problems.
Katie who also have a son named Grayson wrote in her essay that will mainly say things like , ‘i’m praying that it goes away ‘ or ‘Bless her poor litle child, and she is constantly being asked when will that go away?
The mother of two Katie encourage people to involve her little daughter Charlie in prayers so she can grow up to be very bold and confident of herself and be shown great love no matter what her looks might be or turn out to be.
”I think to protect our children from bullies we should instill confidence and values in who they are, the way they were made,’ she said. ‘No one wants their child to be picked on, but children can be ruthless. They will pick on kids for their name, their brand of shoes, or the way they talk. It’s just something that may or may not happen.’
Katie said she has received dozens of supportive emails from parents of children with hemangiomas, as well as adults who had large birthmarks as children, many of which said they didn’t have a difficult time with bullies ‘because of the positive way their primary caregivers and family handled it”. Says Katie Crenshaw
A hemangioma (he-man-jee-O-muh) is a birthmark that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin.
Sometimes called a strawberry mark, a hemangioma grows during the first year of life, and then recedes over time. A child who had a hemangioma during infancy usually has little visible trace of the growth by age 10.
A hemangioma can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears on the face, scalp, chest or back. Treatment of a hemangioma usually isn’t needed, unless the nodule interferes with vision or breathing.
Picture Source- Linda Ikeji Blog
Hemangioama Definition Source- Mayo Clinic
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