You’re about to meet an incredible, and incredibly brave, little girl.
Lindsay vividly remembers the day she gave birth to her daughter, Autumn. She can still hear the doctors and nurses stammering and scrambling in the moments after she gave birth. “Oh my gosh,” they all cried.
That’s because Autumn was born with a tumor that pulled at the right half of her face, causing her skin to droop down. As time passed, the tumor grew until it pulled at her eye, covering it to the point she couldn’t see.
The older she got, the larger the tumor grew.
Doctors diagnosed Autumn with neurofibromatosis type 1, (NF1) a genetic disorder that causes benign tumors to grow on the nerves, and also abnormal skin pigmentation.
She’s currently on a daily medication to shrink her tumor, and Lindsay says she has seen a lot of progress despite the lack of medical case studies about NF1.
Autumn, now 10, has gotten so used to the frequent doctor visits, the bullying, the discomfort … and yet she has remained so courageous.
Other kids have called her horrible names like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Elephant Man.” But she has learned to rise above the cruelty and live her life with positivity, love, and support.
Meet this amazing kid in the clip below.