Mum spent nearly $27,000 on laser surgery to remove a birthmark on her baby’s face.

Amanda Leutenberg’s baby girl, Ever, was born with a dark red port-wine stain covering half of her face.

Fed up with the stares, Amanda, decided to research treatments for Ever.

She opted for laser treatment, costing over 4,500 per session, for her five-month-old daughter to ensure that her skin remains as clear and healthy as possible.

“Despite how expensive the treatment is, I wanted her to start it almost immediately to lower the chance of her having plastic surgery and extensive costs in the future.”

When her daughter was born, the Chicago-based mum was immediately posed with questions about her daughter’s face.

“The first time that I took Ever out of the house after she was born, we were sat in a restaurant eating some breakfast,” said Amanda.

“The waitress came over and looked into Ever’s car seat and immediately said ‘Oh my god, what’s wrong with her face!’

“I was really taken aback and hurt by it – she was only days old and was already getting judgement.

“But I decided to get her out of the car seat and show her off, because I didn’t want her to be upset or she would mirror that emotion in later life.

“Since the treatment I have found it easier to talk about Ever’s birthmark because there’s more to discuss and I can tell people about her treatment and why she looks the way she does.”


Would you pay thousands to remove your child’s birth feature?

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  • I can understand why she did it, although the port wine stain was not as dark as I expected. A beautiful baby girl.


  • She is a beautiful baby. So cute


  • That’s a huge amount of money though it’s a hard one to talk about if you had the money I guess you would


  • I think this is one of those things that you can’t know until you’re in that situation.


  • Its really sad that we live in a world so obsessed with appearances, that thiswas even an issue. I hope its helped and doesn’t result in mum just pushing insecurities onto her daughter.


  • I totally understand where this Mum is coming from. I don’t have a spare $27,000 but appreciate in this instance she is forseeing the challenges and bullying her beautiful child will face. I understand.


  • If I had the money for sure I would.


  • Definitely! adults & children alike can be horrendously cruel!


  • For sure I’d spend the money if it was going to give my child a happier life. Bullies are relentless.


  • Absolutely. Kids are crap and this beautiful child would absolutely be bullied at school. Why put her through all that?


  • If the specialists said it was safe and I could afford it, I’d definitely get it done. Kids get bullied too much as it is.


  • If after consultation and research that it is safe to do so on such a young baby, I will go ahead to do the same


  • If I could afford it I would this will only help her in the long run


  • If I have the money and it’s safe I’ll do it.


  • I can understand why she did it, and ultimately, wanted the best for her daughter without growing up to more bullying


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