Have you ever seen a baby with a Cruella de Vil-esque hairstyle? Nope, didn’t think so. Or a grown-up woman for that matter! Yet here is little Millianna Worthy and her mom, Brianna, who sport the same cool look. Brianna says this unique feature has been in her family for at least four generations, maybe more! The effect is caused by poliosis – a lack of pigment in the skin and hair that makes it colourless.
Madden Humphreys, a lively 8-year-old boy from Oklahoma, was born with heterochromia iridium as well as a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He wasn’t feeling any different from everyone else, until classmates started bullying him at school for his different eye colour and scar from the repair surgery. Later his mom Christina found a cat on Facebook with the same condition her boy had and she quickly understood the two were meant to be together. The meet-up happened and now Madden and Moon the cat are living together happily.
Lalit Patidar is a cheerful Indian teen born with an extremely rare condition called congenital hypertrichosis (also known as ‘werewolf syndrome’). His whole body is covered in hair and it grows in places where it’s not supposed to – like his face. Right now Lalit is 13 and has come to terms with his unusual looks, yet he admits that he dreams about having some kind of surgery that will make him look normal. He’s often bullied for the way he looks, especially out of his native village, and people call him names. Yet all Lalit wants is to become friends with everyone! He dreams about growing up to work as an honest policeman to support his mother and father who have done so much for him.