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Monday, 18 January 2016

Colombian teen surpasses her 13-year life expectancy to celebrate 15th

Like so many young teenage girls, Magali Gonzalez Sierra loves dancing, music, glitter, pink and make-up. But unlike her friends, this teenager is trapped in the body of a 90-year-old, and has already exceeded her life expectancy of 13 years....
Magali, from Colombia, is one of a few young people around the world to suffer from Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated ageing in children. It means her parents live in fear that one day she won't wake up.

However, though she cannot walk and requires intense medication, this month Magali defied doctors' expectations to reach her 15th birthday.
And it made her quinceañera even more special.
A quinceañera is the Latin American equivalent of a Sweet Sixteen, celebrated on a girl's 15th birthday.
Dressed as a princess, the birthday girl has a big party with all her friends to celebrate 'coming of age'.
Magali with her Dad
Speaking to Colombian news site Publimetro, her mother Sofia, 35, said: 'Magali wants to be 15. She told me she wants her party; that even though she doesn't dance, she wants us to dance. She wants balloons and celebrations and that people come.'
With her mum and some Colombian designers
While there are different forms of progeria, the classic type is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, which was named after English doctors Dr Jonathan Hutchinson and Dr Hastings Gilford who first described it in 1886 and 1897 respectively.
HGPS is caused by a mutation in the gene called LMNA. 
The LMNA gene produces the Lamin A protein, which is the structural scaffolding that holds the nucleus of a cell together.
Researchers now believe that the defective Lamin A protein makes the nucleus unstable.
That cellular instability appears to lead to the process of premature aging in Progeria.
Although they are born looking healthy, children with progeria begin to display many characteristics of accelerated ageing at around 18-24 months of age.
Magali with her parents and sister
Progeria signs include growth failure, loss of body fat and hair, aged-looking skin, stiffness of joints, hip dislocation, generalized atherosclerosis, cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke.
Magali with her mum at 6 months old
The children have a remarkably similar appearance, despite differing ethnic backgrounds.
Children with progeria die of heart disease at an average age of 13 or 14 years.

96 comments:

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Wow congrat

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chioma jacinta said...

Nice! *. It's well*

okereke miriam said...

Eiya feel lik crying now.














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samson adele said...

Glory beto Almighty GOD!

Prince Shah said...

Eiyaa, God bless ha

Bonita Bislam said...

Jeeez! Things are happening in this life.
Is it my eyes or does she somehow share a resemblance with Dija?

reignz Nj said...

Its Fact! This happens when you finger a Kenyan girl...

Pesin Pikin said...

WTF! This condition isn't nice I must say...she so looks like a doll

Adejoke fasasi said...

wow
So many things happening
Happy birthday Magali,llnp

















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Dee Tee said...

Hmmm

YOUNG BUHARI said...

So help her God. She looks old

Wilheminna Moses said...

are u kidding me? eyaaa chai

theresa urateh said...

Eeyàaa...so heart wrenching

theresa urateh said...

Eeyàaa...so heart wrenching

Native Doctor said...

Oh dear! So touching.
May God give her life abundantly and put the doctor's report to shame. Amen.


Sincerely speaking the mind of Amadioha

Anonymous said...

eeyah


she looks cute thou


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Anonymous said...

eeyah


she looks cute thou


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Osayande Onaiwu said...

Thanks be to God

anita gold said...

Hmm!

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Nawa o, she look so scary,congrat to her.

anita gold said...

Hmm!

JAYZSBOSS said...

Narrow escape

mira cookie said...

Omg! Different kind of diseases on mother earth.

Sandra Skies said...

O.M.G WHAT Z DZ?EHYA I PITY HER DZ Z 2 MUC.HAPI BIRTHDAY 2 HER ...

Anonymous Personified said...

OMG! This is disheartening.
God, please save us from sicknesses & diseases.

florence adenike said...

When there is light hope is the key to survive, kindly don't give up my GOD is s working in ur favour

Juliet Iwuno said...

Awwwwwwww! Dis has brought tears to my eyes. It is well with her. Linda take note!

Odibe Blessing said...

Eyahhhh Happy birthday magali,God will see you through

vivychoco said...

Chai God ooo dis nothing one won't hear in dis world. Too bad for d little gurl cos dias NT even a cure. Sooo sad😢

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awww! So happy for her.
so much to be thankful to God for .


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Nwakaego Tessy said...

Nawaooo. God please see her through. Can't stop imagining this.

Damolia De Best said...

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Owakah I said...

Congrats to her.... But i have neva seen or heard anything like these in my life.

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

heeeeeeyaaa! This one already has direct access card to heaven oh! Lord pls.

Tobi Onajobi said...

This broke my heart, poor girl.

Jenny Duby said...

Chei... See small girl looking older than her parents.. Chei

vivian Onyemachi said...

the lord is her strength
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Vivian Reginalds said...

Awww happy birthday strong girl
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tosisochukwu said...

Hmmmm! She is scaring









































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QUI OO. said...

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Eayah,thats lovely

academics extras said...

God bless who makes feel loved

Chidozie Bruce said...

Hmmmm #sneh

Ivy Godspower said...

Happy birthday to her n many years ahead in Jesus name



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owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

Amazing thou

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are surrounded by people who genuinely love and care for you and try to make your life, such as it is, comfortable. God bless.

Francissub said...

Wow.....God is good

smiley said...

linda you re discouraging me from commenting as I dont get to see my post. Things people suffer, such a pity

frances o said...

Omg this is so touching...
Wipes tears

akaeme rosemary nneka said...

oh my God... God is alive..short of words..

*linda's lookalike*

Sasha Pierce said...

Awwww. Such a strong girl. Happy birthday

Esther Dangana said...

Eya, I feel for the girl and her parents. Very difficult challenge. Congratulations.

QUI OO. said...

Eeeeeiiiiyyyyaaaahhh!

david okoye said...

Wish her immediate recovery that supercedes doctors understanding!

Chizy Raky said...

Hmmm...very strange. The looks is even older than that of a 90 year old. Chaii I feel for her. May God see her through.


-LIB PIKIN-

Charles Okafor said...

Ehyaa... God's strength to u dear...














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ELVIS EMEKA said...

Jeez ! Just when you think you seen it all. I wish her well!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Happy Birthday! Thank God for her life

Olumide David said...

You see dem lives there! We had guys like that here in naija buh ppl called them "ibeji oran" smh

Nenyechi said...

Speechless

joshua james said...

Good for her..Linda observe carefully

joy jin nwasoka said...

Ndi ocha, unu kariri mmadu ike.....

Mum of 2 said...

Life!!! You won't appreciate God as the healer until you reach a point where medical science can't help but all your hope is solely on God.

Michael Oyiji said...

No 1 can qus God! Hmmmmmmmm it is well with her n her family

mudi X said...

I felt like crying,wow, waht a touching story..hope she find peace within her

golda awosika said...

Ds is wat dos twins in Nigeria probably had, God wil see her tru




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Lady J said...

Eyaaa, Poor Girl, it is well with u Magali.u shall live above 15 in Jesus.

Donjazzycrush said...

things dey this world ohh.






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temitope faizat said...

God is awesome..happy birthday to her

famuyiwa rasak said...

Hmm God is great

Alex George said...

...merciful God now deris God

chinelo okafor said...

Onye ka nkenelu?

Demmy said...

Accient of days! Dis is unbelievable.
So touching.

Irish bae said...

God be praised

Hormortayo #Frosh said...

No! No!! No!!! Its a pity, sorry to her family... Buh she looks like a twin i knw frm old Yoruba movies like dat.

evy claret said...

Eeya... Its heartbreaking to see your child suffer and you can not do anything to help

Eva Da Diva...

Ebuka Emmanuel said...

God dey.



WHAT A life

Michael Oyiji said...

Hmmmmmmmmm

seun said...

i love her courage the lord is ur strength

FourthOfApril said...

Hmmmnn! The world and its mysteries.
Hormortayo you are right, this could actually be what the ibeji-ooran suffered from.

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God be with you dear.

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uche ekwulugo said...

Oluwa go continue to strengthen you my sister and u go dey well and beautiful again amen



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folasade Onabajo said...

In Nigeria, it wld be tagged as ise aye. Is dis case not similar to dat of ibeji oran in yoruba movies. Wonders!!!

cross val said...

Happy Birthday to her.. More Grace from above

favour ezeh said...

Showing love and care is the greatest of it all,hmmmm GOD will always make a better way for her.!Abi linda!

Pearlie said...

God has the final say

BelieveAll said...

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jewel zazi said...

Hmmmmm...HBD

izy 2 nv said...

ONLY GOD DECIDES WEN A MAN'S TYM IS UP

paparazi said...

nice one. This is great.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday. God loves you.

Mz Blacky said...

God loves you dear

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