By JAMES DRAPER FOR MAILONLINE
A woman who was cruelly called ‘tumour girl’ by bullies has finally found love.
For most of her life, Sophia Walker, 22, has bravely fought heartless comments about her appearance – which is caused by neurofibromatosis, a condition that makes tumours grow on the body.
The agriculture student, from Norfolk, has even had groups of men cruelly take selfies with her on nights out.
But now she finally feels beautiful after finding love with an old friend, 22 year-old Christian Dibden farmer, Christian Dibden.
Defiant: Sophia Walker insists she’s just like any other girl – other than the fact that she was born with neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours to grow on her nerves
Ms Walker, who attends Harper Adams University in Shropshire, says: ‘After years of cruel comments and bad dating experiences I thought I’d never meet a nice guy.
‘Men used to keep me secret and would be embarrassed to be seen with me. But now I’ve finally found someone who makes me feel beautiful and loves me for who I am.’
The couple, who have been together for five months, met in college when they were 16, but lost touch after they left for university.
In September last year, the pair went for dinner and hit it off.