One Brazilian mom is making sure her 13-month-old son Enzo — who was born with a ʟᴀʀɢᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴍᴀʀᴋ on his face — knows that she’s his number one supporter.
Enzo was born via ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ March 2017 after it was ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ ʜɪs ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ ᴡᴀs ᴡʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ around his ɴᴇᴄᴋ ᴛᴡɪᴄᴇ, his mom Carolina Giraldelli, 26, of Cáceres, Brazil, told SWNS. Sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ later revealed that Enzo’s ʙɪʀᴛʜᴍᴀʀᴋ was ᴀ ʜᴀʀᴍʟᴇss Cᴏɴɢᴇɴɪᴛᴀʟ Mᴇʟᴀɴᴏᴄʏᴛɪᴄ Nᴇᴠᴜs, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴄᴀɴ Fᴏʀᴍ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏᴍʙ early in development, according to the Association for Large Nevi and Rᴇʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ Dɪsᴏʀᴅᴇʀs.
The moment sparked something for Giraldelli, who told SWNS she saw the ʙɪʀᴛʜᴍᴀʀᴋ and decided “from then on I should become another person who was much sᴛʀᴏɴɢᴇʀ, Fᴇᴀʀʟᴇss, ʙʀᴀᴠᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ᴛᴏ Fᴀᴄᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏʙsᴛᴀᴄʟᴇs that would now be presented to my son.”
Recently, Giraldelli had a makeup artist paint a ʙɪʀᴛʜᴍᴀʀᴋ on her face that was nearly identical to the baby boy’s, according to SWNS. Then, the mom turned the camera on to capture the moment her son saw her.
“I ᴄᴏɴFᴇss that for some time it was very difficult to see and feel the eyes of society flickering my son with looks of ᴘɪᴛʏ, ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇᴍᴘᴛ, sᴄᴀʀᴇ [Fᴇᴀʀ] ᴀɴᴅ sᴏᴍᴇᴛɪᴍᴇs ᴅɪsɢᴜsᴛ,” Giradelli told SWNS.
And although it’s not easy, she added “if someone Fᴇᴇʟs ʀᴇᴠᴜʟsɪᴏɴ, ᴄᴜʀɪᴏsɪᴛʏ ᴏʀ Fᴇᴀʀ, ᴡᴇ ᴛʀʏ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ʜɪᴍ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀsᴛᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʜᴇ, ᴅᴇsᴘɪᴛᴇ ʜɪs ᴍᴀʀᴋ, ɪs ᴀ ɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ʙᴏʏ ᴡʜᴏ ɪs ᴍᴜᴄʜ ʟᴏᴠᴇᴅ, just like others.”