My name is Afzal Hossain Polash. I am from Valladolid, Spain. I was diagnosed with vitiligo in 2008 from my doctor. I was told there is no cure. Shortly after my diagnosis I began getting white spots over my entire body. I was treated badly in school from my fellow classmates. Oftentimes, I was ignored and lost many of those friends who had once been there for me. Eventually, I decided to leave the school and found myself increasingly staying at home without going out and participating in activities. I attempted to look for work, but was always turned away because of my vitiligo skin condition. My father gave me the opportunity to start my own business, but I also lost the business as people were reluctant to enter the shop when they found out that I had vitiligo. Everywhere I went, people would stop and stare at me. My girlfriend also left me because of my vitiligo. My parents began trying to marry me to other girls from my country, but have been unsuccessful in finding a girl that will accept me with my vitiligo disorder. I became suicidal and attempted several times to take my life, but each time I was saved because of my parents. I have with time, found other people living their lives with vitiligo, which in-turn has inspired me to live again! After discovering Winnie Harlow, she inspired me to one day becoming a vitiligo model.
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