Limited edition: The Jayden
“I’m Just Unique”
Proceeds, after cost, from our limited-edition line will help families who need to travel long distances due to specialized Craniofacial care.
Jayden, born with Goldenhar Syndrome or Hemifacial Microsomia, a rare complex craniofacial condition that causes congenital physical anomalies. It involves one side of the face being “smaller” than the other, which can result in facial abnormalities of the eyes, ears, mouth, and facial bones. These facial differences are usually limited to only one side of the face being affected. In Jayden’s case, she was born without a left mandible, left ear, as well as the left kidney. As aresult of this anomaly she has undergone numerous surgeries beginning at only seven days old.
Although Jayden has often been left out of social activities, bullied at school, or never had the experience of a sleepover, she is happy with who she is. Unfortunately, children born with facial differences are often left out because of how they look. Despite Jayden’s differences, she continues to live life to the fullest and never lets anything, or anyone, get her down. In fact, she has always seen herself as unique. Often calling her missing ear her “little ear” she never forgets to draw it in her self-portraits.
*Art: Self-Portrait by Jayden Gonzales