28-year old Karine de Souza suffers from a rare genetic disease called Xeroderma Pigmentosum. The disease is incurable and when she is exposed to ultra violet light/sunlight it causes injuries, changes in her skin color, lesions and leaves marks.
This would understandably affect most people’s self esteem greatly, but not Karine. Her condition never stopped her from being confident and trusting God wholly to take charge of her life.
Her confidence and unshakable faith in God are just some of the qualities that drew Edmilson Alcântara to her and eventually made him fall in love with her. When Edmilson met Karine, he fell in love with who she was as a person, the marks and injuries on her skin did not reduce from her beauty.
In a viral post from his Facebook page, Daniel wrote,
“Have you ever felt love? Have you ever thought about giving up a great love? Ever worry about appearance and forgot to worry about the feeling? So I invite you to feel and live the story of Karine and Edmilson. Such a beautiful story and full of inspiration, that will awaken you the most beautiful sense of life.
In a world where appearance matters more than the feeling, they met it was not by chance, it was a meeting of souls, a meeting of acceptance and character and love came up when their souls met and today you are the inspiration to so many people Who don’t believe in themselves, in life and especially in love.
“And I can say, having portrayed the
love of you brought me peace and much inspiration to soul.
The acceptance, the protection and all affection involved among you, made me see that love is not lost. Karine’s acceptance, made me see how useless we are in complaining, when we have a lot.
“I just ask one thing, thank every day for being who you are. Stop complaining for being like you are. Embrace life, and accept yourself. A lot of gratitude, for teaching me so. You guys are amazing. You are the hope that is missing in so many people. Thank you for the strong hug, and for the wonderful day we live. I carry the smile of you with me forever.” He added.