Teyana could melt stone with her cuteness. The two year old took to her Facebook page to raise awareness about her condition. The brave tot was born with Microtia, causing a loss of hearing. Teyana also suffers from a congenital heart defect and is fed through a G-Tube.
Alba Parejo was born with a rare condition known as congenital melanocytic nevus. Her body is literally covered in hundreds of moles, birthmarks, and dark patches. As a baby, she had surgery to try and remove many of them, and that has left her with both the occlusions and a series of scars. Tormented relentless by her peers, Alba is getting the best kind of revenge. Even with naysayers arguing how unacceptable her decision is/was, she is modeling and pursuing a career in the public eye. She is making her marks part of who she is. That’s what they’ve always been. Now, the haters know it as well. Sometimes, the only way to get past the pain is to own the reasons for it. Humanity has a hard time being kind and compassionate. What they really want to be is judgmental jerks. You go, girl! You are such an inspiration to everyone out there with a dream!
Daniel Pluzhnikov was born January 26, 2003 in Sochi. Severe congenital disease prevented him grow up, and in 13 years his growth is 98 centimeters. But Daniel's heart is very kind, very positive attitude towards life and the unique talent of an artist and musician. For his 13 years he has already won over 25 awards in various music competitions, and in 2016 he became the winner of the TV project "Voice of children - Russia". The video presents the performance of Daniel Pluzhnikov at the concert "Little legends of the big country" with the songs "Two eagle" (music and lyrics: Oleg Gazmanov) and "I am free" (Music: Valery Kipelov and Sergey Mavrin, lyrics: Margarita Pushkina). Russia, Saint-Petersburg theater "Music Hall", 10/08/2016.
A life coach is using the challenges she has faced due to her dwarfism to empower others. Born with a type of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SEDc), Julie Bond Genovese stands at 4ft 3in tall and says her condition has been a ‘mind-blowing and heart-wrenching all-you-can-hurl rollercoaster ride’ and she grew up believing she was ‘cursed.’ The counsellor from Dover, New Jersey, describes the way children with dwarfism are measured, talked about by doctors, and put through surgeries, which creates an inner sense of being a ‘broken person.’ But Julie says that the years of operations, stares, bullies and rejection has made the 53-year-old the strong woman, mother, wife and successful therapist that she is today. Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone Producer: Charley Sutton, Ellie Winstanley Editor: James Thorne
This little girl with a rare blood disorder is showing the world what it means to be an "overcomer." Little Leah suffers from severe congenital neutropenia, a rare blood disease. She was diagnosed in September of 2013, at just 6 months old, and has been mightily fighting for her health ever since. As an infant, Leah survived septic shock that left her in the hospital for 28 days. Though she finally was able to go home, Leah had to return to the hospital multiple times because she developed fevers. The past year has been an exceptionally tough one for little Leah, whose body has developed post-transplant Graft versus Host Disease. Leah has spent the last 327 days away from home. Most of this time has been spent at the hospital receiving treatment for her health. But that didn't stop this little angel.. Her mom, Lindsay captured this video of Leah in her hospital bed singing and dancing along to her favorite song, Mandisa's "Overcomer." She has the joy of the Lord and a love for music. Overcomer is one of her all time favs! She is such a light to all she meets....I hope she brings a smile to your face, too!