Gemma’s Story

My name is Gemma, I’m 22, grew up in Cambridge but now living and studying in Brighton. I like travelling, music and hope to graduate as a doctor in a few year’s time. But if you meet me, you might notice something a bit different about me; I was born with CMN, in other words…

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Sofia’s Story

On the evening of the 7th July 2017, our beautiful daughter Sofia was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. I had an uneventful pregnancy and a straightforward birth and we were completely unaware that Sofia was going to born with a giant CMN. When she was born, the midwife explained that she had a birthmark. I…

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Elijah’s Story

Elijah’s Story by Hannah Cree Elijah was born on 2nd May 2014, after a healthy, normal pregnancy. We were “ready for this,” we’d planned Elijah, and we’d “had a baby already”- we were “going to really enjoy it this time!” Elijah was born with a 10/12 cm black mark on his scalp, and a deep…

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Holly's Story

Holly’s Story

Our Dearest Holly – by her Mum and Dad Holly was born 1st December 2011. She was our second child, a little sister to Callum who at the time was 18 months old. Holly didn’t have a straight forward delivery and she was three days old when we were informed of her exact condition before…

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Hannah’s Story

Hannah Bostock – by Mum Diane My daughter Hannah was born on the 26th January 2001 with multiple extensive CMN (Congenital Melanocytic Naevus) covering approx. 70 – 80% of her body with about 100 – 200 small naevi (satellites). Hannah was the most precious gift life could give to me. She was a wonderful baby…

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Leah’s Story

Leah Wigmore – by Mum Lynne Our daughter Leah was born 16th June 2005, at Frimley Park Hospital and from the very first moment we laid eyes on her, we knew she was special. It looked as though she was born with a full head of hair, but it turned out to be a CMN,…

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Nathan’s Story

I found out about Caring Matters Now after a friend got in touch having seen another person with birthmarks as noticeable as my own on a TV clip on the internet. I looked on the net and to my surprise there it was. I had only ever seen a newspaper cutting back when I was 16…

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My Daughter Sophie

By Ginny Sometimes when I read the CMN newsletter I am left feeling heartbroken at what some families have had to endure with their children who have been born with CMN. Part of me is very glad I was so ignorant of this condition when my daughter was born because for us it has been…

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Georgia’s Story

January 2013 was the month my husband Gareth and I found out we were going to be having another baby, overjoyed but nervous we kept this to ourselves for the first few months until the first scan, I remember driving to the hospital trying to prepare myself for this appointment (having had a few disappointing…

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