“I knew he was the one for me when he held my hand without flinching, even when I tried to pull away out of embarrassment. He told me he didn’t care and continued to hold my hand.”
This early tender moment eventually led to love, an engagement, and an unforgettable wedding day. But to Therese Hernando, it meant more than just a romantic gesture. It literally affected her skin-deep.
Therese has suffered with a dermatologic disorder called hyperhidrosis since she was six years old, leaving her with perpetually wet hands and feet. Throughout her teen years, socializing was difficult since her condition made her shy about shaking hands with new friends or holding hands on dates. The moment her future husband held her hands, she hoped worries about her sweaty palms were behind her. They were, until she started to plan the wedding.