Every baby in the world is born unique – but let’s face it, some babies are so uniquely special that everyone in the delivery room stops right in their tracks.
Ever since Luna Tavares-Fenner came into the world in 2019, her appearance and “Batman birthmark” have fascinated people.
Recently, she’s starting to get a lot of attention again, and there’s a reason for that.
Luna has been able to remove her famous birthmark after some high-tech, pioneering surgery. Personally, I think you’ll have a hard time not smiling when you see this beautiful 4-year-old girl today…
Luna Tavares-Fenne, from Florida, is in many ways like any other 4-year-old in the world. She’s a happy-go-lucky girl who loves laughing, eating, and bouncing around.
Unfortunately, Luna was born with a very rare skin condition called congenital melanocytic nevus, and that has, of course, affected both her and her family.
Luna’s mom, Carol Fenner, was “shocked” when she gave birth to her daughter in 2019. After noticing a dark patch covering a large portion of her little girl’s face, she was stunned and afraid. Luna was born with a black mark that covered most of her face, forming something that looked like a Batman mask.”
It’s not hard to understand why Carol was so shocked. In just a few days, the parents’ happiness over having a child had turned into extreme concern. She had no idea that her daughter would be born differently; her last ultrasound before the birth had revealed nothing abnormal.
Moreover, doctors weren’t even sure what the dark patch was until four days after Luna was born. Fenner said Luna was hospitalized for six days after birth while doctors ran tests.
After a lot of research, Luna’s doctors concluded that the birthmark could pose a significant danger to Luna in the future. The risk of skin cancer was high, and so doctors recommended several operations.
Carol really wanted to remove her daughter’s “Batman mask” – but at least six wearing surgeries would be needed. There was also another major problem: each surgery would cost around $40,000.
Carol aimed to have the surgery done before Luna started school, in order to avoid the possibility of her daughter being teased. Unfortunately, even at a young age, Luna and her family had to put up with comments from people who, for some reason, could not accept that she looked different.
Many parents in Carol’s situation might have hidden and avoided the public eye – but the brave mother decided to share Luna’s story and spread awareness about her daughter’s disease. She created an Instagram page where people could get an insight into the family’s everyday life.
In Brazil, Luna met family members and recovered. According to her mother, the year 2022 has been the only year Luna hasn’t had any treatment.
”The year is flying by and we still haven’t decided anything about the next surgeries (location, date, price…). Let’s keep making the most of 2022, which was the only year of Our princess’s life without procedures ♥️♥️♥️”
I’m wishing this little princess nothing but love, health, and happiness!
God Bless and good luck with your journey Luna – please share this article on Facebook if you also want to send your support!