Born just five days ago in Bangladesh, a small baby is currently going viral. Why? Well, photos of him are stunning all who see them. You see, the child was born with an extreme congenital disorder which causes rapid aging. It’s called Progeria. Many who see the child are saying he’s a real-life Benjamin Button.
Here’s what the doctor in charge of the baby said after the birth: “The baby does not look like a newborn at all. There are prominent signs of aging such as excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture.”
While all who see the photos are shocked, the child’s father has remained calm and thoughtful throughout. Biswajit Patro says: ”We can only thank God. There is no need to be unhappy about the appearance of my son. We will accept him the way he is. Our first child, Aparna, has taken after her mother. But my boy looks like me, and I am happy. We are so happy to have a baby boy in the house. We are already blessed to have a daughter. Now we are a family of four. What else can we ask for.”
There is no known cure and the boy will suffer in various ways throughout his shortened life. It’s a sad story, but he’s loved by his family. So it could be worse.
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