Thursday, 19 May 2016

"I look awesome" says 17yr old SA girl who suffers from rare genetic disorder that makes her look over 70 years

South African Ontlametse Phalatse is the first black child with progeria, a rare premature aging disease. The small girl with big personality is one of only 80 children in the world diagnosed with the condition. She turned 17 this month even though doctors didn't expect her to live past the age of 13 Phalatse attended her school matric few daysdays ago and shared lovely photos on Instagram.

"Thanks to everyone who made this day a success. I look awesome" she wrote. Awww!

Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, commonly known as progeria, is an extremely rare condition wher a child ages eight times faster than normal and hence has a much shorter life span than children their age. Such children usually die from a heart attack or stroke.

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