1 in 500 thousands is born with a melanocytic nevus. Their body is covered with nevuses, threatening to cause skin cancer. That is why these people usually cover themselves with clothes to avoid sun rays and curious glances. One way or another, there are some among them, strong and extraordinary personalities, that remind the world we should accept ourselves the way we are.
This Ukrainian girl is one of such extraordinary personalities. She was born with a great amount of nevuses all over her body.
"Well, 90s, Ukraine, I was born — a child, with something dark-brown all over my back. Doctors were shocked. They told my parents I won't survive even few hours. Suggestions were so crazy, Lupus, Chernobyl influence, and others even much more craziest. Fumbling attempts to figure out what was wrong with me lasted 7 years", she says.
Yulianna`s mother was thinking about doing a skin transplantation for her baby in France. But there were no guarantees.
Parents agreed for skin transplantation, the girl would have undergone about 12 surgeries. Fortunately, no scalpel was involved.
As time passed, the girl learnt to live with this unique feature and accept herself the way she was born and now she's very comfortable with her appearance.
"Sometimes I catch myself staring at other person if I find him beautiful or interesting. This person, of course, may notice my attention, and will probably think there's something wrong with him. It is hard to blame one for staring, especially if he haven't seen anything like this before. But, of course, I'd like a bit less of attention", Yulianna says.
Today Yulianna shares her photos via Instagram with no doubts. For people with the same disease, she became a role model.