Joshua's Story

Joshua’s Story

Hello, my name is Joshua, I am 12 years old, and I was born with Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN) covering 40% of my trunk and I have over 40 satellites throughout my entire body. I am so excited and honoured to be a Young Ambassador for Caring Matters Now. As you can only imagine my…

Henry

Henry’s Story

Hello, my name is Henry. I am 11 years old. I have only known about Caring Matters Now for just over a year, we’ve been to two regional meetings and the Big Weekend 23.  My mum wanted to help me understand, that although my Nan has CMN too, that there are other kids that have CMN…

Anna

Anna’s Story

Meet Anna “By being true to myself, I created a welcoming space for others to be themselves too.” My name is Anna, I am 15 years old, and I was born with CMN. My CMN covers my whole right arm and hand as well as that, I have multiple large naevi on my back and…

Dan

Dan’s Story

Hello, I’m Dan. I was born with a nevus located on my trunk and lower back, with a number of smaller satellites all over the rest of my body. My CMN continues to grow, lighten, darken, and change shape as I get older. Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of becoming more…

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…

Mia

Mia’s Story

Meet our Lovely Young Ambassador Mia I’ve always been consciously aware of my birthmark, but I can’t say that it’s ever really bothered me. I’ve been blessed with kind family and friends that never made me feel singled out or weird because of my birthmark. People either would act like it was completely normal or…

Orla

Orla’s Story

Introducing our Young Ambassador Orla. This Air Cadet with CMN has successfully navigated her way through tricky times building inner strength. Finding peace with her birthmarks will help her soar through life. My name is Orla, I am 14 and I was born with CMN. I had a CMN on my lower back removed when…

Nicholas

Nicholas’s Story

I am Nicholas, I am 15 years old and I have a vision; for all individuals to be accepted in society for who they are. My outlook on life is, if we all embrace each other’s differences, no matter what they are, the world will be a better place. I have a passion for face…

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…