When Faith gave birth to her first son in 1992, she and her doctors were amazed to learn he was albino. However, he wouldn’t be the only special child in her growing family.
In the video below, Faith explains: “It was like one in 5 million. So, it’s very, very rare to have a child with albinism. So, I was told I couldn’t have more — but I did.”
Faith felt isolated by society because her three children looked so different from her, but she wasn’t the only one tormented by the effects of albinism.
“Every single day, I would get into a fight,” her son, 22-year-old Leo Jonah, says. “Sometimes, it’s a bit annoying because you just can’t be invisible. Like, there’s no way you can go and just walk without someone looking at you or staring at you. At the same time, it’s nice, like — you can’t be invisible.”
The confident young man never let his bullies get to him, and it wasn’t long before his unique look got him spotted by some scouts. Now, Leo is getting revenge on his childhood hecklers by becoming a successful model!
He thinks being an albino man is a positive thing, and he’s even taking the time to empower young kids who look like him.
Check out the video below to see whom Leo is mentoring, and please SHARE if you’re glad Leo is making the most of his differences and putting himself out there in a positive light!
Photos: Barcroft TV
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