She had to endure cruel taunts from neighbors, children at school and in parks but she developed a positive attitude towards her rare skin condition and embraced the fact that she is different, which affects around one in every 500,000 people.
Ciera wore a bikini and posted her picture on the internet, in which her all birthmarks were clearly visible. Various bullying bulls got a chance but could not resist her.
According to her mom they are the angel kisses ‘My mom told me that my birthmarks were angel kisses.’
Her dad always is the first to defend his lovely daughter, ‘And my dad is the first person to stand up to defend me if anyone says anything horrible to me.’
“People in my town don’t bat an eye when they see me now, as they know me. But if I go somewhere new, it’s not so easy. Over time I’ve learnt to brush off negative comments and remember that most people stare and say cruel things because they’re not used to seeing someone with my condition.”
‘I feel lucky to have grown up in a small town because most of the people around me know about my birthmarks, so I felt quite normal.’
‘Teenage boys are usually the first ones to comment when they see me,’ she said. ‘They say things like. “That really knocked my confidence, I was only young and it made me feel different to the other kids like something was wrong with me.”