In Ukraine, an 8-year-old girl died of old age after suffering from an exceptionally rare genetic disease of progeria that affects only 160 people worldwide.
Anna turned 8 last month but weighed just 8 kg. She died of multiple failures of her internal organs related to her premature aging.
Her mother Ivanna had said earlier that she was “ready to sacrifice everything to keep her daughter healthy.” “
Anna suffered from an early aging of her internal organs and her body system. His bones grew slowly while his organs aged quickly.
People with this disease usually die from strokes. Anna suffered from several strokes and paralysis of her limbs. This affected the movement of his arms and legs.
Shortly after her birth, she was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a genetic disorder.
At 11 months old, she followed her mother everywhere, but she was afraid of the light and could only go out at night. At the age of three, she was happy to kiss her teddy bear, but did not like to kiss people.
Research in the Netherlands shows that this disease affects one in 20 million births. There are only about 160 people with this disease worldwide.