This USA Today segment is a testiment to the kindness still in the world today.
Born with Goldenhar syndrome, a rare congenital condition that causes the eye, ear and spine to develop abnormally, Beanna Mendoza suffered, but not from her disease, instead at the hands of bullies at her school. The disease has caused a defomation of her face, which was the main target of the bullies at her middle school.
In the end, she was forced to leave her middle school, for fear of being beaten up and she felt she could no longer endure the taunting that was being directed at her.
Her story was first aired on News10/KXTV, but after it was posted to the internet it went viral, and now Breanna is receiving kind words and support from thousands through social media, which had been the outlet for her bullying in the first place. Also, thanks to local businesses in her area, she is getting a free photoshoot with make up and clothing included, giving her the chance to feel beautiful for the first time.
But the biggest surprise was an invitation to attend the Children’s Craniofacial Association with her family in Newport Beach, CA. A very expensive event, exclusively for kids who have Goldenhar syndrome, Breanna’s family was never able to afford to go, but now they are getting the chance to go with all expenses paid.
Check out Breanna’s amazing story below.