Baby girl born with a birthmark that makes her look like Batman.
Andrew, 34, and Lacey Jackson, 35, were shocked when Natalie arrived with the huge mask-like birth mark on part of her forehead, nose and around her left eye, shares The Mirror.
The parents told how they were “filled with panic” when a nurse lifted the newborn up after she was delivered via Caesarean section on January 9 this year.
Mrs Jackson said doctors believe Natalie’s birthmark will continue to grow and she will face health risks, and the couple have worried that she could face cruel treatment as she grows older.
“As I cuddled our gorgeous baby girl, feeling enamoured by her, I worried that people might just see her for her birthmark, and not the beautiful person I knew she would grow to be.
“In that moment, I decided we would love her so much and give her all the confidence in the world, to make sure she could see how beautiful she is – and how she can achieve anything she wants.”
“People tell us how amazing her birthmark is and how gorgeous she is and we couldn’t agree more.
“We’ll always tell her it’s a part of who she is and who she is supposed to be. People will always know how special she is with her birthmark and how amazing she is inside and out.”
Because of the abnormality, Natalie faces a number of health risks growing up but her parents have surprisingly decided to not get rid of their daughter’s black blotch.
Some strangers make odd glances towards the youngster in the street but Natalie’s parents don’t care.
“Despite being told her birthmark means she will be at a slightly increased risk of developing melanoma, a type of skin cancer, because abnormal cells could grow, it was still a massive relief.
“We know she will come up against some difficulties, but her mark means she is going to be strong no matter what life throws at her.”
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