At First, It Seemed Like Just a Bruise – But When Doctors Delivered the Diagnosis, Their World Turned Upside Down!

In a touching story, Nicole Hall shares her journey with her daughter Winry, born with Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN), a condition involving moles present at birth or developing in early infancy. Often harmless, CMN can pose health risks like skin cancer.

Nicole recalls her initial reaction: “When they first handed her to me, I thought it was a bruise. It was then quickly apparent to my husband and I that it was not a bruise… like a mole,” she told Good Morning America. Winry’s condition requires careful monitoring and protection from the sun.

Nicole is committed to raising awareness about CMN. “For a lot of people, this is the first time seeing a birthmark like hers… I enjoy sharing,” she explains. Nicole believes in educating others about differences and representing children like Winry. Despite challenges, Winry is a joyous and lively child. “She just radiates joy. She’s almost always laughing… She’s the happiest baby I have ever seen,” Nicole shares.

The family’s story, widely shared on social media, offers support and raises awareness, ensuring no one feels alone in facing CMN. Nicole’s efforts exemplify embracing and celebrating diversity.