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Ducky 02-11-2004 08:19 PM

Hey I am new on here
Hey everyone,
I am a 24 year old with a birthmark on the side of my nose. It is not like it is huge, but I have always been self concious about it. Growing up , and even now people ask me questions like what happened to you? or what is that? And it always bothers me.
But I know that God made me for a reason just the way I am. I do think it has determined a lot of my personality. You know kinda shy and quiet in a new group or whatever. I am glad to see though that there are young people out there willing to talk about it.
To anyone who really struggles--remember that God loves you very much and He makes no mistakes. He sent His son to die for anyone who will believe. I was just studying about how God makes us for a certain purpose, and He designed us just the way we are for a reason. That kinda makes things like birthmarks seem not quite so bad, doesn't it......
Well, I hope this helps all out there. By the way, I am getting married in 6 months, so to those who were wondering about a soul mate..... you will find him/her.
just hold out.........
Write if anyone wants to....
Thanks ,

hankbartenbach 02-13-2004 03:53 AM

Re:Hey I am new on here
Hey Ducky, my name is Hank.

I am 21 and have a hemangiomas, and PWS on and in different areas of my head.

I am glad you found this website, there are not many of us in this age group, most are parents with little children that have marks.

Don't let the questions and stares get to you it just brings your self esteem down. What I just do is stare back at them, or give them a dirty look then they do not stare anymore.

If you want to talk sometime just email me or message me back and we can chat.
I check the website daily.

Talk to you soon.


Ducky 02-13-2004 12:43 PM

Re:Hey I am new on here
Hey Hank,
Thanks for your reply.... What are you doing with your life ? Are you going to college or anything?
I can't talk long, buit just wanted to say thanks for your reply...... C ya,,,, Ducky

hankbartenbach 02-14-2004 07:14 AM

Re:Hey I am new on here
Hey Ducky,

I just graduated from college last Dec. I have a two year degree in Construction Technology.
How about you?

I went to school in Nevada, but just moved to Colorado last month. I transfered with my job.
Where do you live?

Congrate on the future marriage.
I do not now if you are aware but if you are planning on having children in the future at least you will not have to worry about passing your H onto them. Sinces H's are not gentic.

I am still single and looking for my soul mate. If I do not find her, owe well. I am still going to have children either way, even if I have to adopt them. I love children and being around them.
Sure children are the ones that ask the most about my face but they do not bother me because they do not know what it is because they are to young, they have not learned it in school yet. That is why I like to educate them so they will not be affrad of me, and maybe someday they will meet someone like use and he or she will not be affrad to make friends with them.

Well I hope to talk to you soon.


Ducky 02-14-2004 01:32 PM

Re:Hey I am new on here
Thanks for your reply hank,
I worked after highschool for a few years and then took a 1 year course at a Bible School in Canada. I graduated from there in '02.... I like kids a lot as well. In fact I am a Behaviour Specialist , which means I work with special needs children. Right now I work with a couple of teens.
I live in Maine. I love it here.....
Well, I gotta go, today is my Dad's birthday so I have to make pizza and clean the house for him....
Talk to ya later,,,,,

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