Thursday, February 17, 2011

The 8-year-old in an 80-year-old body

Ashanti has a body "aged" like that of an 80-year-old woman, according to The Sun.

Th little girl in the United Kingodm has an extraordinarily rare ageing disease.

The condition - Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGP) - was diagnosed just weeks before her first birthday.

Lively Ashanti has the mind of a typical primary school pupil.

She loves playing with her friends in the playground.

But she weighs just 1st 13lb and is dwarfed by her five-year-old sister Brandilouise.

And the disease has ravaged her limbs and joints so she finds walking long distances extremely painful.

Source: The Sun

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