Eighteen-month-old Tessa was born with a rare condition called arhinia; her nose did not develop in the womb. She has no sense of smell, but is otherwise happy and healthy.
Tessa Evans — now 17 months old — was born with complete congenital arhinia, meaning her nose never developed in the womb. But now her parents say she’s a happy and healthy kid.
Proud mom, Gráinne Evans, 30, said: “At first I just couldn’t understand it, I didn’t even know it was possible.
“How did my little girl not have a nose? Was she going to live? Would anyone be able to help her?
“But ever since we got her home she’s grown every day, smiled more and shone brighter, and the more she shines the more her differences fade into the background.
“Tessa is so petite but she’s the most determined little girl I know, she adores her big brother and sister, copies everything they do and despite her ‘disabilities’ is already a typical, fearless toddler who climbs the furniture and loves to dance.
“Everyone who meets her instantly falls in love with her. We just want her to inspire other people like she inspires us.”