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Teenage boy who has body of a pensioner is only survivor of six siblings hit by rare disease

There are 9 comments on the Mirror.co.uk story from Aug 25, 2013, titled Teenage boy who has body of a pensioner is only survivor of six siblings hit by rare disease. In it, Mirror.co.uk reports that:

Ali Hussain Khan ages eight times faster every year from the condition, which has already killed his five brothers and sisters Heartbreakingly, he's also the last surviving child of SIX siblings hit by a rare, crippling A and incurable disease.

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#1 Aug 26, 2013
It's sad to be born this way. May God bless him!

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#2 Aug 26, 2013
What a sad existence.
I wish his "afterlife" (whatever it may be) is one of joy.

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#3 Aug 26, 2013
Such a tragedy to his family, "born with pregoria, a genetic condition that ages his body eight times faster than normal." A wonder that Ali Hussain Khan is the last surviving child of six siblings born with this cribling and incurable disease.

At 14 years old, I hope that his hope for a miracle to reach adulthood and to live longer will come true.
Eleanor

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#4 Aug 26, 2013
They be 'kissing cousins'!!

Don't these people know that marrying one's cousin carries risks of having children with genetic defects??

Sad that the 'arrangers' of this marriage didn't consider the potential consequences of having an arranged marriage of two cousins!!

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#5 Aug 26, 2013
God bless him, poor kid. I don't know if I coulda done what his parents did and had six children. I think after the first few shots I'd have given up on trying. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to lose so many children so young.
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#7 Aug 26, 2013
Ummmmm,,is his dog younger than him,,,just askin,,

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#8 Aug 27, 2013
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God bless him, poor kid. I don't know if I coulda done what his parents did and had six children. I think after the first few shots I'd have given up on trying. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to lose so many children so young.
They admitted they had no clue and didn't see the connection between their genes and these outcomes.

We have kids with this disease here in the US. They know each other and are networked together, and it is a tragedy for them when one of their peers dies. There are only 3-5 living in the US with this.

There are all sorts of rare genetic disorders. There are children with a photosensitivity disease. There was a movie about 2, and I forgot the title, either Children of Darkness or Children of the Night. A little girl seemed healthy, then started having severe burns out of nowhere. It got to where being outside just caused her severe pain. Her parents went to different doctors until the correct diagnosis was reached. She had a genetic condition which made her extremely sensitive to sunlight. The doctors wanted to go genetic tests on both her and her sister. The parents were not sure this was necessary, but they let the doctors run the tests. It was good the did since the sister had the genes too, but she hadn't expressed them yet. So the family home-schooled the girls and restructured their lives so they could have family time outside at night. But then neighbors became bigoted and spread rumors. They had to endure graffiti and firebombs. So they moved for their safety. A police officer stopped them during their move under suspicion that they were engaging in human trafficking. But after the family explained it was a medical condition and offered to show paperwork and explained why they were moving, the officer help escort them part of the way and helped them with resources.

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#9 Aug 27, 2013
GenOmazing wrote:
<quoted text>He sort of missed his chance, no?
At least, he has still a chance to be here on earth. For how long? Yet still he still wants to live longer and still has high hopes for a miracle cure for this kind of disease.

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#11 Aug 27, 2013
The movie Jack sort of puts a humorous spin on this condition though it really is no laughing matter. In that movie, Jack aged and grew at 4 times the speed of others, so by the time he graduated high school, he was like a 68-72 year-old. He suffered a heart attack in the movie around age 11-12, partly because the teacher he had a crush on turned him down.

Now there were funny parts. He went to a bar and nobody asked to see ID and he accidentally bumped into a drunken guy. The guy said, "Watch it a**hole!" and Jack was like, "Ooh, you said a bad word!" The drunk was like, "Oh, you think you are smart." Jack said, "Only in social studies." Then the drunk was like, "Study this!" as he punched him. Then both were thrown in jail, presumably because that particular state holds all involved in a bar fight responsible regardless of who started it.

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