Friday, November 18, 2011

12 Year Old Girl - The Only Black Child Diagnosed With a Rare Disease...

The 12-year-old girl named Ontlametse Falaste has only a few years of life. She is the only black child diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, Progeria - a rare fatal disease, accelerating the aging process. Children with this disease die from heart failure at the age of 8 to 21 years, suffering from high blood pressure, strokes, coronary artery disease and heart failure.


In the entire history of mankind only two black children suffer from this disease – both of them died, one in the U.S., another in the Netherlands. Experts believe that at the same time in the world from 200 to 250 children suffering from this disease. But on 9 June 2010, it was reported that 53 people suffering from progeria.


“I call myself the first lady, because I was the first black child with the disease … You know more of a dark-skinned child with such a disease? “- Says the girl.