A courageous mum who is covered in thousands of bubble-like tumours has learned to love her body.
And brave Sandra De Santos has even plucked up the courage to brave the beach in a swimming costume .
The 53-year-old from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has neurofibromatosis type-1, a genetic condition that affects the nervous system and skin in many forms.
It is relatively common, currently occurring in about one-in-three thousand births, but in differing degrees of severity.
“There are moments when I feel sad to see myself in the mirror, or to notice people staring at me on the street, but my family has always supported me.”
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