In this fast-paced world of texting and social media, bullying is at an all-time high. October is National Bullying Prevention month and we are partnering with Eau Thermale Avene to share Carissa’s story and spread a message of hope.
Carissa Chilson has suffered from Eczema flare-ups since she was an infant. These flare-ups leave her skin raw, irritated, and open to infections.
Her family tried any type of treatment they could get their hands on, but as Carissa got older the Eczema worsened and her life at school was suffering.
At school, she was teased and made fun of for her condition which left a young girl with almost no self-esteem.
The kids at school even went as far as spreading rumors that Carissa’s skin condition was contagious.
No child should ever be bullied, especially not for a disease which has no cure.
To hear more of Carissa’s story visit aveneusa.com/hope.
Finding a Solution
Through it all her family held onto the hope that they would one day find a treatment that would work for Carissa and that is what brought them to the village of Avene in the southwest of France
Here is where they found their answers. Avene hosts rivers full of pure water that holds properties that have been studied by scientists and proven in 150+ clinical studies to soothe sensitive skin.
The Avene Hydrotherapy Center hosts nearly 3,000 dermatological patients every year and is only treatment center of its kind.
The three week long therapy sessions treat problematic skin conditions like Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, and more!
After Carissa’s stay at the Avene Hydrotherapy Center, her life was changed drastically. Both at home and in school. She is finished with her treatments at the therapy center, but continues to manage her flare-ups at home with her own Avene regimen.
To help raise awareness and eliminate bullying, Avene is donating 100% of the proceeds of this skincare kit to the Kind Campaign. The Kind Campaign focuses on bringing awareness and end the effects of girl on girl bullying.