When Benessa was born, her mother had a simple wish for her daughter’s life.
“I want her to be like a diamond — to shine bright,” she said.
Unfortunately for most of Benessa’s life, the light inside her was overshadowed by the neurofibroma growing on her face.
When she was just a baby, her parents noticed a small lump and dark hairs growing above her left eye. By the time she was five years old, Benessa’s neurofibroma was drooping over her forehead like a sac and beginning to dislocate her eye.
Over time, more lumps started to develop on her … Continue reading