If you’ve seen the X-Men films, you might be familiar with the character Rogue—the young woman with the white patch of hair who was born with superhuman skills. Well, barring the superhuman abilities, this newborn might be the real-life Rogue you’re looking for.
One South Carolina family is known for a unique trait that has been handed down through the generations on the maternal side. Four generations of women in the family, starting with the great-grandmother, all have the exceedingly unusual genetic birthmark and have a tuft of white hair growing from the hairline in the front.
White-patch-hair birthmarks were present on the majority of the family’s female members at birth. It turns out that the unusual birthmark is an uncommon hereditary disorder.
The female members of the family, including Ridgeland, South Carolina resident Brianna Worthy and her 18-month-old daughter MilliAnna Worthy, also have the white patch at the front of their hair. According to legend, the particular characteristic was brought on by polio, a disease that results in a lack of colour in the skin, hair, and eyes.
Brianna and MilliAnna, her daughter. “I hoped she did own it. I didn’t know if MilliAnna would have it because my mother had my younger sister a few years after I was born and she didn’t, but when I had her and they lay her on my chest and I realized she had it, I was overjoyed, said Brianna to Daily Mail.
Brianna was worried if her daughter wasn’t born with the white hair streak because her younger sister didn’t have it, But she glad MilliAnna was born with the same amazing white hair streak too.
“We are unsure how far back the birthmark goes as my grandmother was adopted as a child and hasn’t met her biological family.”
Brianna also admitted that the trait is definitely a show-stopping feature, but everything comes with the downsides.“We definitely get stopped a lot while out and about on our daily routines. The majority of the time I welcome the polite comments and don’t mind answering the many questions, but honestly, it can be overwhelming at times. When I’m in a rush and just trying to do what I need and keep going.”
Hoping that MilliAnna will embrace the uniqueness as much as she did when she grows up, Brianna shared that she had few names called upon her when she was a child.
“I had several names such as skunk that kids would try to insult me with as a child. Sometimes it would bother me when I was younger, but I grew to end up really loving it in my hair and was confident that it was my own unique signature look.”
“I plan to raise my daughter knowing she is beautiful and special and to not listen to people mean comments at times.”
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