Nicole Lucas Hall, a proud mother of two beautiful children named Winry and Asher, cherishes her family dearly. Her 13-month-old daughter, Winry, is blessed with a distinctive birthmark that adorns one-fourth of her lovely face. Reflecting on their initial reaction upon seeing their daughter, Nicole shared that they were initially confused and concerned about her safety because they had never encountered such a unique and striking birthmark before.
According to her, when Winry was first handed over to her, she mistakenly believed that a bruise was on her. However, after inspecting it closely with her husband, they realized that it resembled a mole. Although they were initially concerned, the doctors quickly allayed their fears and informed them that Winry had a rare congenital melanocytic nevus, which has a prevalence rate of approximately 1 in 50,000 births. They were assured that the birthmark was mostly an aesthetic concern and that there were minimal health risks associated with it, similar to other nevi or moles.
Nicole let out a sigh of relief as they were finally able to relax and appreciate the arrival of Winry even more. Rather than feeling sad about her daughter’s unique birthmark, Nicole used the power of social media to promote awareness and encourage others to embrace their differences as superpowers. She explained that sharing her daughter’s story is a great conversation starter for parents to teach their children about embracing differences and representation. Despite the challenges, Winry’s health and happiness remain their top priority, and they take precautions such as monitoring her with sunscreen and hats. Regular dermatology appointments will also be a crucial part of their journey.
Moreover, the family has been deeply touched by the kindness of those who have come to know Winry. Every younger sister dreams of having an older brother who will take care of her, and for Winry, Asher is that kind, supportive sibling. According to Nicole, he doesn’t seem to notice anything “different” about her. He knows she has a birthmark on her face, but to him, it’s no more unusual than having different eye colors. Each day, Nicole and her husband do everything they can to ensure that Winry and her brother are raised to be confident in all their strengths and attributes, while also protecting them from judgments and prejudices. Though it’s crucial for them to monitor Winry’s health, they also worry about how others might perceive her.
Winry is the first person in her family to bear a birthmark, but hers is unique and distinctive. According to Nicole, Winry exudes joy and happiness, often laughing or shrieking in delight. Despite her young age, she is already a big talker and not afraid to speak her mind, displaying a hint of sassiness that suggests she will be a handful in the future. It’s interesting to note that several people from Brazil also have birthmarks similar to Winry’s, and Nicole has enjoyed talking to one of them who is almost the same age as her.