Written by BARBARA DIAMOND
At the age of 13, a little girl from England lost her beloved father. Giorgia Lanuzza’s dad was tragically killed in a road accident during the most formidable time in her life.
In the wake of her father’s death, Giorgia noticed changes in her skin that didn’t fall under the category of normal pre-teen puberty. In the midst of her stress and grief, red itchy spots formed on her skin.
Over time, Giorgia’s condition worsened to the point that 97 percent of her skin was covered in itchy red bumps and lumps.
Giorgia was medically diagnosed with a severe case of psoriasis. Non-curable and unpredictable, psoriasis is an irritating and unrelenting skin disorder that occurs when skin cells multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. Psoriasis can occur everywhere on the skin, from the elbows and knees to the torso and scalp.