‘People stare because you’re so beautiful’

Mum says she doesn't want her daughter to feel "different".
Kylie Wells

She was born with a misshapen skull, fused fingers and eyes that bulged, so little Isla Wells has always been told by her mum that she is beautiful.

Her mother Kylie says that when strangers stare at her two-year-old daughter it’s “because she’s so beautiful”.

Now two, Isla was born with a  rare genetic condition called Apert syndrome that resulted in deformities to her hands, feet and face.

Passers-by are not always kind. ‘A lot of people have stared and poked fun at her and said things like they are scared of her.’

But Kylie, from Tasmania, says: ‘I’d be lost without her. She’s such a beautiful kid. She’s always smiling, always positive’

You can help support Isla and her mum at their GoFundMe Page.

Isla Wells
(Credit: Kylie Wells)


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