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Difference is beautiful(Story of my best Friend)

Organized by: Mantas Vilkelis

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EVENT DATE Oct 22, 2016


Hello, my name is Mantas and I'm from Lithuania. But it's not about me, I want to tell you a story about my best friend. He knows nothing about this, I'm secretly making it. Vilius(Will), a 17 year old teenage boy who want's to change the world. Vilius was diagnosed with vitiligo* (Whitespot) in 2014, since then everything changed. Vitiligo is a long term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. The hair from the skin may also become white. *It's not lethal He started to think he was always worse than others because he had the disease. He became very shy while communicating with people and became very humble,and it looked like he was almost humiliated by the disease and by himself. And the thing that has broken him the most was the appearing signs of the disease and the worst one for him was his white eyelashes*(his eyelashes of the right eye are now all white and there's this white circle all around the eye). *I'm going to upload more pictures as soon as I can He tried modeling this year but got rejected by the agencies because of his (too) unusual looks and weird, almost unknown disease, and that made him even more unsociable. BUT this is his opinion, because we think that he still looks beautiful and even more interesting with this disease, and he should know that without fearing the critics from others. I know one of the biggest dreams that Vilius told me, but he's too afraid to make it happen because he thinks that everyone will look at him weirdly. He wants to go to Netherlands, find the prettiest fields of tulips and just take a photo while lying in the field. He always says to me that it sounds really stupid, but he just really wants to do it, because Vilius thinks that flowers represent the life from start to the end and at some pont the flowers don't look very good but once they get enough help they can become so colorful and different from other at the same time(just like Vilius himself). So that's why I decided to make his biggest wish and raise everything we can(from all the best wishes to money) so me and my friends to take him to Netherlands' fields of flowers and show him that truly has the support from people and that he shouldn't hide from all the people and the society. It would be a huge surprise to him!! It would literally change his whole life... So now it's my time to ask you if you could show Vilius that he is a really beautiful creation and that he shouldn't be ashamed of who he is because that just makes him whole... might think why did I put this kickstarter into the Art category? Because I think that Vilius is a real piece of art... Best wishes from Mantas, and hopefully soon from Vilius too!


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