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Ukraine girl becomes youngest person to die of old age

This 8 year old Ukraine girl died of a rare genetic disease which affects just 160 people in the world

Ukraine girl becomes youngest person to die of old age
Bangalore, First Published Feb 16, 2020, 6:02 PM IST
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 Anna Sakidon's age was just 8, but her biological age was nearly 80 and she weighed just 17lbs. She was suffering from a rare genetic progeria disease, which affects only 160 people in the world. This disease causes children to age rapidly and this genetic mutation occurs randomly and it is not inherited. Due to her rare disease, her inner organs started to fail one by one and she died due to organ failure.

 The doctors who treated her said that she was a strong and a wonderful girl, but she had to battle so many health problems at a very young age. Anna just celebrated her eighth birthday last month, but who knew the little princess would leave the earth so soon. Her mother Ivanna said that she would sacrifice anything to make her daughter healthy, but unfortunately her prayers did not work.

Timofey Nagorny, head of the foundation of Ukrainian volunteers, which supported the child's treatment said, "Her only dream was to discover that the doctor's diagnosis was wrong.”

The regional medical complex, which treated Anna from childhood, mourned her death.

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