A Brazilian woman has an incurable skin condition and has lived most of her life in the shadows, away from people who might laugh at her appearance, but she would unexpectedly find someone who loved her for what she is – and even married her in spite of her appearance!
Karine de Souza, from Fortaleza in Brazil, was diagnosed with Xeroderma Pigmentosum when she was three-years-old. This rare skin condition forces her to smother herself in SPF100 sunscreen every two hours, even while inside her home with the curtains closed.
Every time Karine’s skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays she is at risk of skin cancer because she is deficient in the DNA system that repairs damage.
Karine has had 130 surgical procedures to remove lesions caused by the sun, including the removal of her lower lip and part of her nose.
Three years ago she met a man named Edmilson through social media. Edmilson says he ‘fell in love with her story’ and her ‘strength’.
Soon after the couple started dating, they posted photos of them together online, which led to comments questioning the legitimacy of their relationship. Edmilson Alcântara and Karine’ prenup photos made waves online after Daniel Panisson Fotografias shared their photos online.
The photographer wrote: “Have you ever felt love? Have you ever thought about giving up a great love? Have you worried about appearance and forgot to worry about the feeling? So I invite you to feel and live the story of Karine and Edmilson. A story so beautiful and full of inspiration, that will awaken you the most beautiful meaning of life,”
“In a world where appearance matters more than the feeling, they met was not by chance, it was a meeting of souls, a meeting of acceptance and character and love came up when their souls met and today you are the inspiration for so many people who don’t believe in themselves, in life and especially in love.”
While many people might take one look at Karine and then run away, Edmilson loved her for her appearance. She already looked like this when they met, but that did not stop him from falling in love. A lot of people wondered why a healthy, handsome young man would choose a girl like her. However, for Edmilson, his love for Karine is beyond her physical appearance! He loved Karine because she was a wonderful woman, despite the scary appearance she might have.
Edmilson Alcântara and Karine’s story of love gained much attention online, with many expressing admiration on this young man who showed everyone the real meaning of true love! Some naysayers said Edmilson ’s just after fame and wouldn’t really marry her. However, Karine later made everyone silent when sharing their wedding pictures – and they look so sweet! This is true love……
Source: Rachfeed, Dailymail
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