The birth of a child should be an exciting moment, but for one family in South Dakota, it was the start of a 29-year long journey for their daughter that still continues today. What two parents believed was a beautiful birthmark turned out to be their daughter’s worst nightmare.
After a lifetime of bullying, years of near-death experiences, and more than thirteen surgeries, Jennifer Hiles is finally beginning to live her life after having to live with balloons underneath her skin. Continue on to read about Jennifer’s incredible journey and see what she looks like today.
A Simple Birth Mark
When Jennifer Hiles was born on June 26, 1987, in South Dakota, her parents couldn’t have been more excited. She was a happy baby with tons of personality.
Jennifer did have a reddish colored birthmark that stretched between her eyebrows and nose, but the parents thought nothing of it. To them, it was just another thing that made their baby unique.