She was born with birthmarks covering 70% of her body, but wait until you see her now!

Ciera Swaringen is a 19-year-old girl who has an important message to share with the world about beauty and bullying.

Swaringen was born with hundreds of birthmarks covering the majority of her body.  Doctors diagnosed her with a rare skin condition that happens to only one in every 500,000 people.


At home she was treated like a normal child. Her parents raised her alongside her siblings and nurtured her like all parents should for their children. However, once Swaringen started school, it was obvious that she was not being treated like a normal child but instead was bullied for her appearance.


She was taunted by other classmates who gave her the nickname “spotty dog” and had to deal with the bullies for years as she went through elementary school, middle school and high school.

Despite all the negativity she faced, Swaringen didn’t give her bullies any satisfaction. She embraced her birthmarks as a part of who she was! And she has this message to share with the world:

“Everyone is born to look different, and we should all feel beautiful in our own skin.”

Take a look at these pictures of Swaringen throughout the years, it is obvious that she loves her life to much to let the bullies stop her!





Dear Sisters and Brothers:

  1. God has a plan for each one of us.
  2. God created you in a specific way to carry out the plan He has for us.
  3. Always stay positive, don’t let other people try to tell you who you are, but instead remember who God says you are! You are His dearly loved child!

Share this post to support Ciera and the positive message she tells us all!

RevContent 20161018
Jesus Daily is where you can learn how to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, read daily devotionals, learn about God, grow in your Faith, read Bible verses, and share the Gospel with friends! Enjoy our inspirational and encouraging content, books, music, teaching and videos to see God at work in the world!