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Mother Afraid Of What People Will Say About Her Newborn Covered In Moles

A couple expecting a new baby though everything was going right. The doctors said the pregnancy was going perfectly. The parents tried to do everything they were supposed to do. Then the baby came, and the couple was blindsided. They never expected this, but they're now trying to raise awareness.

Baby Kacy was born with a rare skin condition, known as congenital melanocytic nevus. It means he was born with large, dark moles covering much of his body. From head to toe, Kacy is covered in moles. His parents, Dan and Stephanie Dworsky, were shocked.

Only 1 in 500,000 people are born with congenital melanocytic nevus, and it does give Kacy a higher risk of developing skin cancer. The main issue is mostly cosmetic, though, and sometimes that can be as bad as an illness.

Dan and Stephanie thought Kacy was perfect, no matter what, but doctors immediately disheartened the couple by telling them to brace themselves for the cruel world.

"People are going to stare at him, kids may say some mean things because that's just how kids are, and even parents you may find you come across that don't want their kid to be near the kid, or playing with your kid, because they don't know what this is," Dan says the doctors told them.

Stephanie was overcome with guilt. She wondered if she did something wrong. She was afraid to take Kacy out of the house, for fear that he would be rejected by other people.

The Dworsky family loves Kacy just as he is, including his big sister Desi who never even mentioned his moles. They want to see other people look past Kacy's moles, too, and to see him for who he is. They won’t let him be defined by a birth defect. They're trying to raise awareness about skin conditions to alleviate people's fears of someone who might look 'different.'

Source: Relay Hero
Photo: CBS LA, YouTube

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