10 Gifted Teens With Rare Abnormalities Who'll Force You To Feel Proud Of Them.
Zara is 19-years-old, and her mother Tracey Gibson is 46. They both suffer from an extremely rare condition called Lipodystrophy, which makes fat dissolve underneath the tissue, causing premature wrinkling.
#9 The World's Tallest Teen Girl.
Meet Elisany Silva a Brazilian girl who has a height of 6 foot 9 inches, and has a boyfriend of 5 foot 4 inches. Experts believe that she might have a growth hormone or pituitary gland problem but the cause of Silva's height has not yet been identified due to her impoverished family not being able to afford proper medical tests.
Her family has said that her extra growing started at 11-years-old and did not stop.
#8 This Chinese Kid With An Unusually Long Neck.
Chinese teenager Fu Wengui, 16, has an abnormally long neck that causes him severe pain and difficulty moving. His father reports that he was born with ten vertebrae in his neck, while a healthy person has only seven.
#7 Teenage boy with body of PENSIONER due to rare disease.
Ali Hussain Khan looks like a wizened old man, yet he is only 14. Ali was born with progeria, a genetic condition that ages his body eight times faster than normal. There are only 80 known cases of progeria on the entire planet. "I very much want to live, and I hope there is medicine for my disease out there," says Ali.
#6 Meet Muscle Barbie.
Julia Vins is famous power-lifter of Russia and is known as "Muscle Barbie." She may have the face of a porcelain doll but below the neck this 18-year-old is more like The Incredible Hulk and can dead-lift 400lb. She also proudly owns 3 world records.
#5 Electric boy.
His name is Deepak Jangra, The 16-year-old from India discovered his strange skill when he was repairing his mother's heater. And now he claims he can resist enough electricity to power 500 houses and can even sit with his hands inside a tub of water along with naked live wires.
He can withstand up to 11,000 volts of Electricity. He proudly calls himself a 'human lightbulb.'
#4 Living with microcephaly.
Claire has microcephaly, a condition in which a baby is born with an abnormally small head and brain. And her sister Lola, too, has microcephaly, as well as dwarfism, epilepsy and other conditions which have severely affected her development. For Claire and Lola, the cause of microcephaly is genetic.
#3 A Canadian with a rare disorder.
At five years old, Nicklas Harkins was diagnosed with MPS (mucopolysaccharidoses), a disorder which has left him without an enzyme critical to development and could dramatically shorten his life.
#2 Real-life Twilight.
Cullen brothers have rare 'vampire-like' syndrome that leaves them sensitive to the sun. They has a very rare genetic condition known as HED (Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia). It means the boys cannot sweat, and must avoid too much light to stop them overheating. They will never grow a full set of teeth, and the ones they have are sharp fangs.
#1 Butterfly child.
16 year old Natasha has a rare genetic skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa. EB causes the skin and membranes to be so fragile that the slightest touch may cause painful blistering or tearing of her skin. There are many types of EB and Natasha has the most severe.
Kids suffering from this disease are called 'butterfly children' as their skin is as fragile as butterfly wings.
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