Man gets engaged to a woman with incurable skin disease and inspires millions

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A photographer captured the pure love between 23-year-old Edmilson Alcantara and his 28-year-old fiancée, Karine De Souza. The pictures have touched millions of people worldwide.

Daniel Panisson Fotografia shared a stunning gallery showcasing the couple in a woodland setting. The gallery is presented with the caption:

“Have you ever felt love? Have you ever thought about giving up a great love? Have you ever cared about appearance and forgot to worry about feeling? Then I invite you to feel and live the story of Karine and Edmilson. A story so beautiful and full of inspiration that will awaken in the most beautiful sense of life in you.”

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Feliz não, alem @kah05oficial. Te amo vida❤

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Pannisson says their meeting was a meeting of souls who saw each other as they really are regardless of appearances.

“In a world where appearance matters more than feeling, they met. It was not a coincidence, it was a meeting of souls, an encounter of acceptance and character and love arose when their souls met, and today you are the inspiration for so many people who do not believe in themselves, in life and especially in love.”

De Souza, from Fortaleza, Brazil, was diagnosed with a rare inherited non-contagious disease called Xeroderma pigmentosum, commonly known as XP. The condition makes De Souza’s skin extremely sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight. There is no cure, but those with the disease can receive treatment to help.

Edmilson, 23, a native of Ceará, fell in love with De Souza, seeing past her skin condition to her kind and loving heart. The pictures speak far louder than any words could about the close bond they share.

Edmilson was impressed with De Souza’s strong personal faith which has given her confidence and optimism despite her daily battles with XP. She’s comfortable in the skin she’s in.

The photographer explained how much their love story has inspired him.

“The disease did not stop them from living a beautiful and true love story.”

“And I can say, having portrayed your love has brought me peace and a lot of inspiration for the soul.”

He hopes that their story will inspire others to learn to embrace life as it is without complaint and to live each day fully.

“I carry your smile with me for EVER.”

The couple has a large Instagram following, where they post inspirational stories and pictures together. In this picture, the active couple shares their workout at the gym.

“When the subject is goals, achieve goals .. Fight, do not give up. Be strong …insist, persist but do not give up.”

On International Women’s Day, De Souza posted this picture with the caption (translated by Google)

“Every day and day, do not give just candy and flowers, give love and respect every day. Love yourself. Respect. Take care. Valorize yourself. Be more you. All women deserve respect. Its shape, its color, its body, Your height, your age. Your ideas or thoughts, your physique, do not make them different from each other”

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8 de março ' dia Internacional da mulher.. Todo dia e dia, não dê só bombom e flores, dê amor e respeito todos os dias.. Ame-se Der-se respeito Cuide-se Se valorize Seja mais você . Todas as mulheres merecem respeitos Sua forma, sua cor, seu corpo, Sua altura, sua idade Suas ideias ou pensamentos, seu físico, não as fazem diferente uma das outras.. Mulheres…. há as mulheres o pilar do lar, da família e de qualquer homem,mulher edificar o lar.. Mulher ela tem o dom de ter várias versões.. Há mulher mãe, a mulher amiga, a mulher irmã a mulher filha, a mulher aquela que merece todo o respeito do mundo… Aqui deixo minha admiração, e respeito há todas as mulheres do mundo.. há mulher que sabe ser uma mulher de verdade…. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 . #mulher #diadamulher #tododiaediadamulher❤ #respeito #amor Foto: @danielpanissonfotografias

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This is one remarkable and wonderful love story which reminds us that the real beauty comes from within. In a world that seems to focus more and more on an image and unattainable model of outward perfection, it’s wonderful to see Karine de Souza and Emilson Alcantara showing that love comes from inside.

In the end, love conquers all.

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Gratidão há Deus por nosso amor, por tê-lo ao meu lado, por todas as vezes que chorei e você me fez sorrir, por todas as risadas, por todos os dias difíceis, pois mesmo com os olhos cheio de lágrimas você me faz sorrir e ver que chorar não adianta nada . Ah exatamente 1 ano você entrou na minha vida e desde então está ao meu lado em todos os momentos, e confesso que hoje não sei mais viver sem você, sem o seu amor, me tornei totalmente dependerá dê ti .. e que seja apenas o primeiro ano ao seu lado, o primeiro ano de muito amor, de muita cumplicidade, e muitas alegrias ao seu lado .. hoje falo com toda a convicção que conheço e vivo o verdadeiro amor de um homem para a mulher, você me prova todos os dias que eu sou uma mulher linda e desejada por você, que o amor vai alem do que os olhos podem ver .. Eu simplesmente te amo ❤ meu amor @edmilson28alcantara Parabéns pra nós 👏❤.. Que Deus abençoe nossa união mais e mais 🙏🙌.. #Feliznossodia28 👫❤.. Atrasado mais tá valendo rsrs… Caricatura incrível de @joeltonespindula @vemdecartoons

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