According to experts, one out of every 20 million people in the world has this disease. According to the Progeria Research Foundation, 350 to 400 children are suffering from this disease worldwide.
In Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, an eight-year-old innocent is fighting a battle with Progeria disease. The matter is of Shahjahanabad area. The name of the innocent is Gunjan Shakya. Gunjan’s head has grown. Her hair has also fallen out and her skin has also become loose. Now Gunjan will be treated in America with the help of social organization. People suffering from Progeria start looking like elderly. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan played the character of ‘Auro’, a child suffering from Progeria disease in the film ‘Pa’.
Gunjan’s blood sample has been sent to America
America’s Progeria Research Foundation organization has written a letter to Gunjan and has asked to send Gunjan’s blood samples to America. After the blood report comes, arrangements will be made for Gunjan’s treatment. Social activist Dr Zeeshan Hanif, who is helping Gunjan’s treatment, said that the organization has given funds for sample transportation and has also assured to treat after the blood sample is tested.
Gunjan’s dream is to become a doctor
Gunjan is smart in reading. She told in a conversation with TV 9 Bharatvarsh that she wants to become a doctor when she grows up. A few days ago, he had also told this to social activist workers, after which he was also made a day doctor in a private hospital to fulfill his dream. Gunjan had reached the hospital as a doctor, where she was warmly welcomed.
father does labor work
Gunjan’s father Gopal Shakya is a laborer and after working hard, he supports the family. He told that Gunjan, who is studying in the first class, is very fast in reading. She looks older than normal kids. She wants to become a doctor. He told that we have arrangements for two-time meals. If the government helps, then Gunjan’s dream can come true. Due to financial difficulties, he had to face a lot of problems in the treatment of Gunjan, but after the help of social activist Zeeshan Hanif, he got a big relief.
Mother hopes Gunjan’s recovery
Gunjan’s mother got tears in her eyes after the offer of help came from America. She said that my daughter is very smart and is very quick to study. I wish that my daughter should spend her life studying and writing like other children. Gunjan also has an elder sister.
Doctor gave information about the disease
Dr Zeeshan Hanif told that Brijo Rial syndrome is rare and life-threatening. This is also known as Benjamin Button. He told that according to experts, one out of every 20 million people in the world has this disease. According to the Progeria Research Foundation, 350 to 400 children are suffering from this disease worldwide.
What are the symptoms of the disease, why does it happen?
Dr Zeeshan Hanif told that experts say that this disease in children is due to disturbances in lamin-A-gene. Signs of this disease are not found in advance, it occurs suddenly and symptoms start appearing in children up to the age of two years.
These are the symptoms
- child height and weight loss
- weakness of body
- hair loss
- enlargement of head
- loose skin as in an older person
- thinning lips
Progeria is dangerous
The disease is detected by the time children reach the age of 2 years, but the biggest problem is that early this disease leads to death. The patient suffering from the disease dies at the age of about 20 or 21 years. However, the age of the victim may increase after treatment.
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