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Societal Judgement Towards Enzo’s Mark On His Face Encouraged His Mom To Replicate It On Hers To Walk In His Shoes
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Societal Judgement Towards Enzo’s Mark On His Face Encouraged His Mom To Replicate It On Hers To Walk In His Shoes

Five years ago Giraldelli Family was waiting for their joy, the one they named Enzo, to be born. When the boy finally made it into this world, his parents were astounded by their son’s beauty, including the Congenital birthmark on boy’s face.

Since day 1, Enzo’s parents made a promise to themselves – never to disguise the unique feature of their child but to embrace his distinctiveness as much as they can.

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Meet Carolina and her newborn baby Enzo

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Carolina said she first realized something was different about her son due to the “frightened” looks on medics’ faces.

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The Giraldelli family was informed that Enzo’s feature is harmless and is called ‘Congenital Melanocytic Nevi’

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It is a skin condition characterized by a patch of unusually dark skin composed of melanocytes, which produce pigment.

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The parents were preparing themselves for all of the challenges that may lay ahead

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“Even though it is not easy, my husband and I act normally, and we will always show him as he is.” Carolina also confessed that, “For some time, it was very difficult to see and feel the eyes of society flickering my son with looks of pity, contempt, fear, and sometimes disgust.”

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The mother also hired a makeup artist to duplicate Enzo’s birthmark on her face to celebrate his individuality

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Carolina recalls, “When I got home, Enzo’s reaction was a complete joy — even though he did not completely understand it.”

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The pride of being a mother of such a special child encouraged Carolina to celebrate Mother’s Day in a different and unique, just like Enzo is, way

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She wore this makeup all day to fully grasp the prejudice her kid experiences; as she recalls it, “Several people looked at me with many different looks, but I was very calm because I felt like the proudest mother in the world.”

Carolina appreciates Enzo’s beauty every day and reminds him that his distinctiveness does not make him less loved than other children

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“The most beautiful smile, the most perfect face, the most charming mark and the most sincere love!” she enthusiastically shared on her social media talking about her boy.

Carolina is thankful for the finest gift life has to offer – her son

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“You were made for me and I was made for you, I am the happiest mother in this world to have a beautiful, loving, caring and very intelligent son. I love you, my little one” she shared on her social media.

Having such an accepting family, the boy always appears with the widest smile on his face

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Enzo seems to be proud of his appearance also since he is raised in a caring home where his uniqueness is valued

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“Dream and fly high my little one!! You still have the sky and the world to conquer” his mother encourages her son to never stop dreaming.

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Enzo is now 5, and his mother acknowledges how much he has grown and how blessed she is to have him in her life

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“Not even in my wildest dreams would I imagine a gift like you, my son!” she shared, “God gave mommy a whim.”

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steampunk dandelion
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't mean to sound this way, but my inner sceptic can't help but see all these staged photos and wonder if this mother is using her child's beautifully unique look to become a mommy influencer

steampunk dandelion
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5 days ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh dear. one check to her instagram account confirms my fears. please don't give family influencers a spot on the stage. they exploit their children for social media fame.

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Amanda Johnson
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This really doesn't sit right with me. I would think you would want the child to think his birthmark is no big deal- it's just something that makes him unique. But instead the mom mimics the child's uniqueness and goes viral, essentially making his birthmark into a big deal. Would it be okay if a parent got a prosthetic to mimic a child's disability or wore makeup to copy a child's skin if they had a different skin tone than the parents? In my opinion, this just looks like the mom is taking advantage of her child to go viral and get views- essentially using his birthmark for her own narcissism.

steampunk dandelion
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4 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's reminiscent of that mommy influencer—Myka Stauffer if I remember correctly— that adopted a young Chinese orphan just to make her family look better and to feed her white savior complex.... only to put him in foster care after deciding he was too difficult to handle

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4 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look, someone exploiting their child for internet fame...

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steampunk dandelion
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5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't mean to sound this way, but my inner sceptic can't help but see all these staged photos and wonder if this mother is using her child's beautifully unique look to become a mommy influencer

steampunk dandelion
Community Member
5 days ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh dear. one check to her instagram account confirms my fears. please don't give family influencers a spot on the stage. they exploit their children for social media fame.

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Amanda Johnson
Community Member
5 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This really doesn't sit right with me. I would think you would want the child to think his birthmark is no big deal- it's just something that makes him unique. But instead the mom mimics the child's uniqueness and goes viral, essentially making his birthmark into a big deal. Would it be okay if a parent got a prosthetic to mimic a child's disability or wore makeup to copy a child's skin if they had a different skin tone than the parents? In my opinion, this just looks like the mom is taking advantage of her child to go viral and get views- essentially using his birthmark for her own narcissism.

steampunk dandelion
Community Member
4 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's reminiscent of that mommy influencer—Myka Stauffer if I remember correctly— that adopted a young Chinese orphan just to make her family look better and to feed her white savior complex.... only to put him in foster care after deciding he was too difficult to handle

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333
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4 days ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look, someone exploiting their child for internet fame...

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