Earth is such a massive and wonderful place. It’s filled with so much diversity that we can never truly know what we’ll find. For example, people are constantly finding new species of animals, despite humans being present for such a long time.While this isn’t always the case, it tends to be true when people have disorders that are easily seen and are less common. Thankfully, many people are able to develop a mindset where they refuse to let others bring them down.
Meet Sarah Atwell.
Sarah was born with a rare disorder called Neurofibromatosis.
Neurofibromatosis is a hereditary disorder, meaning it was passed down from her parents.
Sarah’s disorder causes tumors to grow on the nerve endings in her body.
Sadly, these tumors can occur in many different places, but in Sarah’s case, a tumor happened to grow on her face.
Her parents began to notice something was off when Sarah was still a baby.
Her parents were beginning to notice that her face was changing in a somewhat unusual manner. Sadly, despite her diagnosis, Sarah was left with bad news.
While the tumor that was growing on her face was entirely cosmetic, no one was willing to operate on Sarah. As such, she went on for years with the tumor growing on her face.
This resulted in her enduring a massive amount of bullying from classmates. She held strong though.
The bullying wouldn’t break Sarah.
Instead, she took it upon herself to show that, like anybody else, the comments hurt her and that she was becoming overwhelmed by the negativity.