Anne Roads Søndergaard has undergone no less than ten complicated ansigtsoperationer to be able to live a fairly normal life.
She is born with the rare disease Crouzons syndrome. The fight against the rare disease has on Thursday evening able to follow in the documentary 'Anne's new face' on TV2.
In the documentary follows the viewers 22-year-old Anne and her family's struggle through more of life's difficult battles - including a long series of hard operations, as Anne goes through in hoping to make everyday life easier and get a more conventional look.
Her disease means namely the divergent growth of the skull, mellemansigt and upper.
When Anne was little, the appearance is not a problem, but with the years, where she has become older and more conscious about her appearance, she can, in spite of the ten operations still have a hard time seeing themselves in the mirror.
- It has not always been easy to see himself in the mirror, it wasn't her I knew, I saw, at least not on the outside, says Anne to the Extra Leaf in the aftermath of the documentary.
After the documentary experience Anne Roads Søndergaard positive response. Photo: His Trier/TV2
Anne has with her rare illness has always been accustomed to get attention from strangers on the street.
- People looking in between and is about to break his neck. I'm also a girl with feelings who get upset about it, when I can feel that the attention becomes too great and unpleasant.
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But after Thursday's documentary 'Anne's new face' from TV2, Anne has experienced only positive response. Attention is now different, and she should just get used to all the sweet comments, she will get with her on the way.
- indeed, I'm just Anne from the Mountain town that looks a little bit different. Inside I look like the all others, says Anne.
however, It is not only Anne, who experience a positive response. Her family has also received positive inquiries after the documentary, and after the family starred in 'Go' morgen Danmark' on TV2.
- We are hugely grateful for all the sweet comments we have received, for the feature in 'Go' morgen Danmark'. It is quite overwhelming, says Anne's family to Ekstra Bladet.
On the image seen Anne along with her parents Eli Roads and Uffe Søndergaard. Photo: His Trier/TV2
In the documentary review Anne his last operation, and for the Extra Magazine, she tells, therefore, that she now started to pursue her dreams.
- Now, I must really in time with life, " she says, and tells that she already has plans for the future.
- I should be out in a new internship in a big SAVE store in week eight in Thisted to find out what my future job should be.
To the end of the TV2-documentary, we meet Anne's boyfriend, Rasmus. They met each other through their commune, and today, it's still really well together.
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- It means the world that I have Rasmus. He has accepted me as I am. He is a great support when something becomes too difficult.
According to Anne it is with Rasmus at his side also become easier for her to associate with other people in public.
Anne says that the dreams for the future is that she and Rasmus can work together to find an apartment and with time to have children and a dog.