Living life to the fullest sometimes means that you have to accept the good and the bad things equally. It’s not easy when it comes to living with a certain health condition. 17-year-old high school student Madisyn Babcock was one of the people who embraced her conditions. She is currently living with alopecia, which is a disease that causes permanent hair loss. When the tie came for her senior photoshoot, Madisyn and her mother came up with an amazing idea that would eventually boost her confidence. With the help of the professional photographer Chelsea Taylor, Madisyn had a lovely photoshoot, embracing her true self. Here is a collection of the photos, compiled by BoredPanda.
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Madisyn wanted to raise awareness about her condition when she asked her mother to cover her head with drawings of flowers.
“My mother’s always been an inspiring artist,” Babcock told A Plus. “As someone who always encourages me to be my true self and loves flowers, I knew my mother was the perfect person to paint my head.”
This was not the first time that Madisyn stood in front of local photographer Chelsea Taylor’s lens. “Madisyn has had a positive attitude about the loss of her hair since day one, and has used this as an opportunity to show other girls how to love themselves and own their beauty- even if it isn’t conventional,”
Taylor said. “Madisyn’s mom spent hours drawing out the design and painting it on the morning of her shoot. It turned out beautifully, and her images are a direct reflection of her spirit!”
Flowers were not chosen by pure coincidence. They tell much more about Madisyn’s personality and the person she’s turned into since she embraced her condition.
“I chose flowers because they fit me as a person,” Babcock added. “I feel I’ve really blossomed into the person I’m supposed to be.” She also said that her mom didn’t just apply paint. “It signified every single moment we’ve gone through with the process of high school. I have an entirely new perspective on life.”
Here’s a story about another person who embraced the same condition.