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Self-discovery with Hemangioma

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Zineb Gama

How Hemangioma Effects Me

I'm Zineb from Morocco. I was born with a small tumor on my forehead (Hemangioma). A doctor performed surgery to remove it. During puberty, I had a forward upper jaw and a retracted lower jaw, which made my facial features look inconsistent on that side of my face. I also have a flat skull, so I always puff my hair to hide it. All those flaws happened because of a genetic defect when my mom was pregnant with me.

real beauty is found in the soul

There are many people who stare at me or make fun of me. It's hard to convince people that the real beauty is the soul's beauty because admiration starts when they see the beauty of the face. People don't know how accept a different person and have no idea how their words impact and kill others. I let this destroy me completely and lost my self confidence. I knew that there are simple surgeries to fix my flaws, but they're so expensive. I couldn't succeed in my life, I couldn't achieve my dreams or show my talents because I was criticizing, blaming and underestimating myself. I cried lot because of that, didn't know how to love myself or how to start doing so, and it had an impact on my social and personal relationships.

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