Dakota Anderson

Dakota was born June 26, 2005. She was just a couple of weeks old when I first noticed what I thought were 2 birth marks on her leg. At her 2 month check up I pointed them out to her pediatrician. She seemed a little concerned and measured them and noted them in her file. She called them cafe au lait spots. She told me that we would watch for any more and then told me a big name, that I could later not remember, and said that this could be what the elephant man had. Inside I laughed to myself and thought how could 2 flat brown spots turn into what the elephant man had.

I left her office and didn't think of it again for another month when I noticed she was getting a few more. I then started to think back to the conversation at the doctors office…

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