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Baby Becomes Fourth Generation of Her Family to Inherit Striking Patch of White Hair

Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:11
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Original article on OddityCentral.com – a blog on oddities and wacky news http://www.odditycentral.com/

18-month-old MilliAnna Worthy, from Ridgeland, South Carolina, was born with a white patch of hair right above the forehead, a very rare trait caused by poliosis, which creates a lack of pigment in the patch of hair and the skin around it. But even more unusual than the striking trait is the fact that it has been in MilliAnna’s family for at least four generations.

The girl’s mother, 23-year-old Brianna Worthy, has the same patch of white hair, and so do her mother, Jennifer, (41), and her grandmother, Jaonne, 59. “We are unsure how far back the birthmark goes as my grandmother was adopted as a child and hasn’t met her biological family,” the young mother says. “I was hoping she did have it. My younger sister that my mother had a few years after me didn’t get it, so I didn’t know if MilliAnna was going to, but once I had her and they laid her on my chest and I saw she had it I was so happy.”

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Ever since photos of MilliAnna and her mom showing off their striking feature went viral on the internet, people have been going on about their resemblance to Marvel superhero and member of the X-Men, Rogue, who also boasts a distinctive patch of white hair. “Mommy is beautiful and that baby is absolutely gorgeous!! I can’t wait until her superpowers develop,” one person commented on Bored Panda.
 
 
 
 

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