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What is the mark on the face of Drew Brees?

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The mark on Drew Brees' face is a birthmark. When he was 3 years old, his parents considered having the birthmark removed due to a chance that it might become cancerous, but doctors assured his family that the birthmark was completely harmless.

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When Drew Brees was growing up, his mother told him, "That's where an angel kissed you." However, it caused a lot of harassment from classmates, who asked him, "What happened to your face?" or called it a roach, a leech or a turd.

In his book, "Coming Back Stronger," Drew Brees wrote about his birthmark: "It's just a part of who I am. I wouldn't consider cutting off my arm. Neither would I cut off my birthmark. If I had ever been forced to remove it, I would have been devastated."

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