Curious Case of 15 Years Old Girl
Age of 15 years. Her whole body is full of wrinkles.
Still remember the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ starring Brad Pitt The film adaptation of the book’s 1922 publication presents a unique story of a boy named Benjamin who is born an old man in a physical form.
The story is fiction. But, in the UK, similar story happened to a 15-year-old girl named Zara Hartshorn. If Benjamin is growing old backwards from a baby, Hartshorn rapidly grew beyond her age.
Premature aging is made Hartshorn 15-year-old has physical appearance of women aged 45 years.Doctors diagnosed it had lipodystrophy, a rare disease that only affects an estimated 15 people in the world.
Condition that makes his body age faster. Not only that menyalut wrinkles all over her skin, at a very young age, he also had to struggle with the fragility of bone and teeth.
With the appearance of old, Hartshorn trying to enjoy his youth. He continued to build the spirit of ridicule among the people around who call him ‘grandmother’. He also learned to adapt when the waste from the environment of her age.
“It sometimes makes me very angry, but I always try to do things that normal kids do age of 15 years, I tried not to miss the youth,” he said, as quoted mirror.co.uk.
She experienced a lot of bad experiences. Began to be regarded as a school teacher, until prohibited from riding the school bus because the student is considered bogus. “Growing up with lipodystrophy have been really bad,” she said.
He was frustrated with the various methods of rejuvenation. In 2010, he did collagen injections with an expert on Japan. Wrinkles soon spread in the back in a matter of months. His teeth began to date one at a time.
“Now I’m more accepting of myself, I should be able to see there are people worse than me,”