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threesummers

threesummers

Enlightened
Nov 4, 2020
1,529
I hadn't heard of Adalia Rose Williams before I came across this article (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/othe...order-has-died-at-15/ar-AASKKSY?ocid=msedgntp). She had progeria, diagnosed at 3 moths old, and just died at 15 years old. This poor girl never had one normal year in her life.

As heartless as I am, this story brought me to tears. I won't be here, but I hope that at some point in the future, gene editing is used to make sure no one has to go through this or deal with any other genetic disorder.
 
D

Depressed Cat

Experienced
Jan 4, 2022
240
Life is bad enough for those who are physically normal. I just cannot imagine what the poor girl must have gone through during her very short life. :aw:

I don't know if modern medicine can find a cure to such rare genetic conditions now or in the near future. That's why the option of euthanasia/assisted suicide (entirely voluntary, of course) should be available to those suffering from debilitating conditions.
 
LeavingForever

LeavingForever

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Sep 24, 2020
7,565
Life is very cruel and unfair, some people are disadvantaged right from the start through no fault of their own. It is sad to see how much some people suffer, but at least now she is at peace.
 
Funkytown

Funkytown

I don't know why I run away
May 6, 2021
24
I was just thinking about her a while ago. I never followed her but I was glad to see her family doing everything in their power to make her feel loved and respected, trying to give her a normal life despite her condition; must have been hard fighting with it almost since birth. I hope her presence raised awareness about her condition and helped others that struggle with it as well.

May she rest in peace.​

Life is bad enough for those who are physically normal. I just cannot imagine what the poor girl must have gone through during her very short life. :aw:

I don't know if modern medicine can find a cure to such rare genetic conditions now or in the near future. That's why the option of euthanasia/assisted suicide (entirely voluntary, of course) should be available to those suffering from debilitating conditions.

I remember seeing a video-report about a 5 year-old girl who was born with neuromuscular disease and at age 4 they asked her if she preferred going to the hospital or if she wished to die as her condition was incurable and going to the hospital would only prolong her life. She chose death, fully aware of the consequences. It was very touching, I believe as well that people with debilitating conditions should have the option of assisted suicide and be supported till their last moments, as it is their right and their choice.​
 
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Insomniac

Insomniac

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May 21, 2021
679
Idk why this reminded me of the butterfly boy.

I generally find it cruel to let babies with severe genetic diseases live. I'm 100% against it and nothing can justify that to me.

I feel sorry for her and for what she had to endure.
 
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