Mum recreates son's birthmark on her own face to help him cope with bullies
She asked a make-up artist to paint it on
By Practical Parenting team
September 10 2018
A mum has recreated her son's birthmark on her own face so she looks exactly like him.
Enzo, was born last year with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck twice.
Carolina Giraldelli, from Brazil, said she was just relieved her son was born healthy, especially after scans revealed the birthmark wasn't cancerous.
Carolina - a part-time model - explained that she felt people often looked at her son with "pity, contempt, scare and sometimes disgust."
So, to show Enzo how special his birthmark was, Carolina hired a makeup artist to help paint the same mark on her own face.
"When I got home, Enzo’s reaction was complete joy, even though he did not completely understand," she said. "We took lots of pictures and our morning was a lot of fun."
Then Carolina went to her office job with the birthmark but she said that was less fun and people gave her the same looks her son often experiences.
“How I felt stayed with me ever since,” Giraldelli said. “I was very calm, because I felt like the most proud mother in the world.”
"I have never treated him as different," she said. "I see him as a normal baby and I want to show him to everyone."