A woman says she has been mocked in the most heartbreaking manner due to her medical condition.
Samantha Allen has a rare heart condition where excessive hair starts to grow all over her body. Moreover, she also revealed how the condition comes with an array of other unpleasant symptoms that she wishes she never had.
Despite suffering for so long, she has now finally mustered the courage to speak about her condition in public, as she hopes her situation can help others who may be suffering from something similar.
“I am a determined girl who won’t let my ailment come in my way as I am to inspire so many other women who might be in the same boat as me,” she went on to add.
Samantha has also spoken about how so many women call her brave for enduring so much at the age of 28.
Since the 28-year-old moved from New York to Oklahoma, she began to experience all of those symptoms that led doctors to diagnose her with polycystic ovary disease. And that is what causes her excessive hair growth.
According to medical experts, the condition causes her to produce an excessive level of male hormones and that is what results in hirsutism or abnormal hair growth.
This condition is known to be very common in today’s time and more than 10% of the population appears to be suffering from it. However, that doesn’t stop so many strangers from mocking her in public.
From labeling her ‘Chewbacca’ to giving her the most awkward types of stares imaginable, it’s been a very difficult journey for this young woman over the years.
“It began to affect me when I was so young and I had to shave my legs at such an early age which is 8 years old. And by the time she was 11, she had plenty of facial hair too but all of that has made her stronger and allowed her to face her fears at 28.