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Avante age 20 lives in Chicago, suffered from a genetic response to a bug bite called Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome.  A condition that creates swelling in the face or scalp.


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Katia was born with microtia coupled with Goldenhar Syndrome on the left side of her face. Microtia is a birth defect where the exterior part of the ear is underdeveloped.


Andrea before image

Andrea was born with a hemangioma covering the entire right side of her face. Commonly known as a port wine stain.


Callie before photo

Callie was born with large red lumps covering the lower part of her face – a condition called hemangiomas and caused by growth of excess blood vessels. 

Fleur Ange

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Fleur Ange was born a normal, but premature, little girl to a young, newly-wed couple in Vietnam. Soon however, her life would change dramatically.


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Joan suffers from Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic birth defect that is characterized by downward slanting eyes, small lower jaw, and malformed or missing ears.


Daniel after image

Daniel was severely attacked by a dog as a young child – the dog bit off his left ear and mutilated his face.


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Teresa was born with cleft lip and palate in Tijuana, Mexico. Left with few options for high-quality medical treatments, Teresa and her family felt hopeless.


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Eleanor was born with a potentially fatal congenital disease that carries a 10% risk of degenerating into cancer. She has a hairy Nevus (giant mole) which covers her entire upper back.


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Angela was born with bilateral complete cleft lip and palate. Angela came from a large family in San Diego that were unable to pay for the many treatments her condition required.