Ever heard of the girl with no face?I did. Just a moment ago.
I was channel surfing and the image of Juliana caught my eye. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.
I was speechless at first, I couldn’t believe what I saw. I watched as she goes through her speech therapy.
Who are we to complain? I want this, I need that?!
This is Juliana Wetmore.
She was born in March 2003. Barely 7 years old, she has gone through numerous surgeries, operations, consultations just to fight to survive.
(But no matter what, these new parents had a wish. “That if there was something wrong, she wouldn’t be alone. We wanted to make sure she felt loved,” said Tom, as he began to cry. “She squeezed my hand.”
Little Juliana is missing 30 – 40 percent of the bones in her face.
“She has no upper jaw, no cheek bones, no eye sockets, and she’s missing the corner of her ear,” explains Tom.
Her birth defect is called Treacher Collins Syndrome. Doctors say it’s the worst case they’ve ever seen.”) – source
I watched Juliana as she faced the world with courage and admiration from people all over the world. The essence of a young kid, enjoying every moment with her family and friends never left her. The way she jumped, screamed and show her excitement moved me to tears. An angel indeed.
She needed a night nurse to take care of her. As she was unable to close her eyes while sleeping, the nurse had to put some kind of gel into her eyes to prevent it from becoming too dry, then put a film/plastic to cover it in place.
She can only eat through a tube and to show her affection to her mom, Juliana is only able to lick her.
But no doubt, this little angel has been an inspiration to all. Her happiness that she brings is one that humans are lacking.
Juliana’s mom and dad, you have my greatest respect.
Still want to complain about how sad your life is? Think again.
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