Leo

Leo’s Story

I was born in 1953, the youngest of four. My mother was two months from her 40th birthday. I was born with a CMN covering my neck, my shoulders, and the top half of my back. I also had a large mole on the inside of my thigh and a mole the size of a…

Naava

Naava’s Story

My Journey to Self-Acceptance: Embracing My Uniqueness By Naava Agnes, age 23 Growing up in a small village in Kampala, Uganda, I was born with a congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) on my face. It was a constant reminder that I was different, and it seemed like the world was always staring back at me. People…

Amy

Amy’s Story

Hi, my name is Amy, and I was born with giant bathing trunk CMN along with hundreds of satellite moles. I’m now 32 but back when I was born in Adelaide, Australia my condition was very unknown, and it was difficult for my parents to find out much information about it. I spent the first…

Helen's Story

Helen’s Story

I first discovered Caring Matters Now back in 2020. I will never forget that day. It was mid covid lockdown and I was getting breakfast ready for my son, who was 2 at the time. We had the radio on in the kitchen and they started talking about this charity called Caring Matters Now, I…

Laura

Laura’s Story

Hi. My name is Laura – I am 29 years old and I live in North East Scotland and I was born with CMN on my back (about the size of my mum’s hand at birth). Birth and family life. When I was born my mum remembers thinking that the doctors could have ‘broken the…

Krishika

Krishika’s Story

Our lovely new member Krishika shares her story below and aspires to “inspire others to love and accept what they are blessed with.” I was born in India, a land of multi-diverse cultured people. I come from a place where nevus owners are very rare so growing up with CMN was challenging both mentally and…

Anne

Anne’s Story

Anne tells us about her experience of living with CMN. Her journey has taken her a long way from her challenging early years in Tipperary. What was it like for you growing up with CMN? I grew up in the countryside in County Tipperary in the 60’s with my parents, my brother Jim and sister…

Emily

Emily’s Story

Hello, my name is Emily and I am one of many who share the skin condition ‘Congenital Melanocytic Nevus’. It’s been a couple of years since I started my self-love journey after struggling with self-doubt and personal insecurity. What I can tell you is that it has been the most valuable journey yet. I was…

Georgia

Georgia’s Story

My name is Georgia, I am 18 years old and I am a Young Ambassador with Caring Matters Now.  I am excited to be a part of the team and to be able to help younger people affected by CMN and to gain new skills and confidence. I was born with bathing trunk CMN and…

Caroline’s Story

Caroline Caroline – Now My name is Caroline, I am 20 years old, from Austria Vienna and was born with a giant heart shaped CMN on my lower back. I never met someone with a CMN and thought for a long time that I am the only one (until I discovered the thing called internet),…