Luke

Luke’s Story

Hello, my name is Luke. I am 21 years old. I have been involved with Caring Matters Now since 9 months old when my parents reached out to try and find information about the birthmark I was birth with on the left side of my face, ear and scalp. One of my first ever procedures…

Katy

Katy’s Story

I’m Katy, and the last time I wrote my story for Caring Matters Now, I was 12 years old and had just started at secondary school. Since then, I’ve danced with the English Youth Ballet, competed with my university dance teams, and worked at Camp America. More recently, I’ve worked on a cruise ship and…

Anne's Story

Anne’s Story

My name is Anne and I have a giant CMN that covers my back and multiple smaller moles mainly on my legs. The main CMN was almost black when I was born. It gradually lightened over the years and is now, at age 60, light brown. There was very little information available for my parents…

Cheryl

Cheryl’s Story

Hello, my name is Cheryl and I was born with CMN all over my body. I did not have CMN on my face when I was born; they started to develop a few weeks after birth. Up until around 11 years old I was a happy child and people staring or asking me questions about…

Kathy

Kathy’s Story

Emotional, Empowered and Excited My experiences of living with CMN I was born with CMN covering most of my back and several more CMNs on my legs too. Throughout my childhood I often faced tough days with being stared at and called names on the school playground. Those early years were difficult; I can remember…

Stacey’s Story

Hi, I’m Stacey and I was born with a large bathing trunk nevus and multiple satellites all over my face and body. Despite being different to other kids I had a really good childhood and I owe so much of this to my parents. Mum and dad never treated me any different. We went on…

Alkin’s Story

Introducing Alkin Emirali Alkin is a screenwriter, director, lecturer and an established martial arts instructor.  He was born with a few prominent moles on his face that have proliferated throughout his life. He didn’t meet anyone else affected by CMN until his late thirties, when he connected with Caring Matters Now.  Alkin is one of…

Aga’s Story

Agnieszka Pałyska Introducing you to Agnieszka Palyska, travelling from Poland to feature in the ‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?’ exhibition series. As you read Agnieszka’s inspirational story, you will understand why the Caring Matters Now Board of Trustees are so grateful to Agnieszka for her involvement in this very special and unique photographic series.…

Katie Arends’ Story

My name is Katie Arends (29) and I was born with CMN covering both my arms, shoulders and head. Between the ages of two and four, I had several operations to remove some of the larger moles from my arms and shoulders. My mum has always worried about whether she made the right decision but…

Yulianna Yussef

Yulianna Yussef is internationally recognised for raising global positive awareness of CMN through her large social media following on Facebook and Instagram. Caring Matters Now trustees are thrilled to have Yulianna partner with the charity through supporting the ‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?‘ exhibition series.