Story of the black girl who turned white due to vitiligo

Vitiligo girl

On the 26'th of August, The Today Show ran a segment a vitiligo. It featured Darcel de Vlugt, a 23 year old girl that was born black and lost all her pigment due to vitiligo.

Her disease began as a few white spots on her forearm at the age of five. As the years passed, she developed patches on her legs and forehead, that later spread to the rest of her body. By the age of 17 Darcel's transformation was complete.

Her family believes that the disease was triggered by the stress of moving at such a young age (Darcel's father worked for the UN and they traveled all around the world)

Miss de Vlugt's skin is very sensitive to sunlight so she constantly protects herself wearing a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 100.

A few years back, Darcel was given the option to bleach the few black patches she still had but she decided against it, hoping that all the treatments would eventually work. Unfortunately that was not the case. Her body is now all white, not a single spot of black pigment left.

 

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Submitted by Peggy Mosley on

As long as there is no physical or mental pain associated with this skin problem, accept it and go on, be happy! If they come and take your bed, be happy! (Put all your fears associated with your skin problem, or any other problem in GOD's hands!) And take care of yourself just like you would have, if this had never happen - take care of your eye sight, your skin, your hair, and watch you weight. Above all, be happy!

Submitted by Sandra on

I'm 40 yr old woman who had vitiligo for 12 years. Mine spread rapidly throughout my body, with depigmentation on joints, under eyes, hair, etc. I tried oral and light medications to no real avail. People used to make hurtful comments before, during and after treatment,... and this was tough. Eventually I started to make a natural treatment which has been a blessing to me. You only need to read this review in the link below... you have nothing to lose.

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Submitted by misard2 on

I'm 35 yr old man who had vitiligo for 12 years. Mine spread rapidly throughout my body, with depigmentation on joints, under eyes, hair, etc. I tried oral and light medications to no real avail. People used to make hurtful comments before, during and after treatment,... and this was tough. Eventually I started to make a natural treatment which has been a blessing to me. You only need to read this review in the link below... you have nothing to lose.

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Submitted by Bryan on

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