March 18, 2019 Beautifully Different, Children 0

Beautifully Different – Owen

Beautifully Different

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Owen is Beautifully Different

Meet the amazing Owen! Owen has a condition that you have probably never heard of. In fact, it is estimated that up to 1 in 50 people have this condition. Owen was born with Prosopagnosia. Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness, is an impairment in the recognition of facial identity. Prosopagnosics often have difficulty recognizing family members, close friends, and even themselves. Owen, and other like him, have to use other ways to identify people. Such as recognizing their voice, or other distinguishable characteristics. Owen is Beautifully Different!

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The Diagnosis

Owen and his family have only known about his condition for a year. It’s very rare for a child to receive a Prosopagnosia diagnosis, as they don’t often realize they have it until they are an adult.

A Day in the Life of Owen

There is no cure or treatment for Prosopagnosia but as time goes on those that have it tend to come up with their own coping mechanisms. Although something as simple as a new haircut can completely throw them off. Some people don’t even recognize their own spouse or children at times. Owen goes to a private school so he has more time with the same people at a smaller school in order to learn people and develop relationships with them.

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Friendly. Funny. Loving.

Owen is such a sweet kid! His condition is “invisible” so no one would know Owen is any different, and he is very much a typical 5 year old boy in every other way! Kind, funny, energetic, and absolutely loves his family! Owen is an amazing kid and he absolutely loves life and loves people! He has an wonderful family and support system! I had the pleasure of meeting Owens whole family last fall for their family photo session, and I loved seeing their bond!

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About the Author

Kathy Rogers: A Michigan native but currently residing and working in Northeast Ohio. She married the love of her life at the ripe old age of 22 and they have two beautiful children as well as 2 dogs and 3 cats!

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