Eight-year-old girl in Ukraine becomes the world’s youngest person to die from OLD AGE – after suffering from rare genetic disease that affects only 160 people on the planet
- Anna Sakidon’s biological age was almost 80 and she only weighed 17 pounds
- She died of multiple failures of her inner organs related to her condition
- Grieving mother Ivanna said she was “ready to sacrifice everything for her”
An eight-year-old girl died in Ukraine at an advanced age after an exceptionally rare genetic progeria disease that affects only 160 people around the world.
The biological age of Anna Sakidon was almost 80 years old, doctors said because they paid tribute to an ‘amazing’ girl who had to fight so many health problems.
The child reached her eighth birthday last month but only weighed 17 pounds.
Eight-year-old Anna Sakidon (six years in the photo) died in Ukraine at an advanced age after an exceptionally rare genetic progeria disease that affects only 160 people around the world
Anna’s biological age (pictured at the age of three) was nearly 80, but she only weighed 17 pounds when she died last month
She died of multiple failures of her inner organs related to her premature aging condition, reports in Ukraine.
Her grieving mother Ivanna had previously told how she was “ready to sacrifice everything to make her daughter healthy.”
Timofey Nagorny, head of the foundation of Ukrainian volunteers who supported the medical treatment of Anna Sakidon, said: “Her only dream is one day to discover that the doctors’ diagnosis was wrong.”
Dr. Nadezhda Kataman confirmed Anna’s death and said that the “beautiful” girl has been treated in the Volyn Regional Children Medical Complex since her childhood.
She died of multiple failures of her inner organs related to her premature aging condition, reports in Ukraine. Anna is three years old
“Anna turned eight in January,” she said.
“For children with progeria diagnosis, one year is eight to ten years, so her real age was between 70 and 80.
“The child suffered early aging of her inner organs and body system.”
“Her bones grew slowly while her organs age quickly.
“Such patients usually die from strokes. Anna suffered several strokes and paralysis from her limbs. “
This affected the movement of her arms and legs.
At the age of three (photo) she was happy to hug and kiss her teddy bear, but did not like kissing people
She was diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a genetic disorder, shortly after birth.
In a video when she was three, her mother showed Anna to the world and told her that she could walk well from the age of ten months.
By 11 months she followed her mother everywhere, but she was afraid of light and could only go outside in the evening.
At the age of three she was happy to hug and kiss her teddy bear, but did not like kissing people.
Research in the Netherlands has shown that the condition occurs in 20 million births.
There are only about 160 known patients in the world.