Read the stories of people who've been helped by Changing Faces

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Crystal

As part of our Telegraph Appeal, we asked our community for their stories of living with a visible difference.

Crystal’s story – She tells us why she’s challenging herself this year to get her story out there to help other cancer survivors 

“Day by day, I’m slowly getting used to the stares. No matter how upsetting it actually is.”

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Rhona

Rhona’s story – Member of the National Youth Choir, student in Biomedical Sciences with a cleft lip and palate

Our Portrait Positive model Rhona

“My parents were advised I might have difficulties with my speech but I think they have found greater difficulty in getting a moment’s peace and quiet!”

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Brenda

Brenda’s story – Children’s entertainer, business owner and model with Alopecia 

Brenda

 

“My confidence has rocketed by a zillion miles now I work WITH my hair loss rather than hide away from it. Society constructs concepts and rules about what makes a person ‘beautiful’, but that’s all it is – a construction, not a reality. I hope to show others that the standard of beauty is not definite, we define it.

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Tulsi

Tulsi’s story – Life coach, burns survivor, motivational speaker and pilates rehabilitation specialist 

Our Portrait Positive model Tulsi, a burns survivor

“I have now accepted my scars and wouldn’t want to change them now. I want to portray them in a positive light. I wear my scars with pride as each has its own journey and story to tell. They decorate my body like precious gems.”

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Sam

Sam’s story – Changing Faces champion with a cleft lip and palate

Sam

 “I want to say to those people ‘don’t always judge a book by its cover.’ It’s fine to look because I know I look different but please don’t keep on staring.”

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Marcus

Marcus’ story –   Changing Faces Champion,  trampolinist and artist with a rare facial cleft. 

“I really don’t know if I would be the person I am today without Changing Faces. Meeting other people with visible differences that have been through what I have has been amazing. They understand. I’m not on my own. It’s like a weight had been lifted.”

 

 

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