This child born last year in Bangladesh looks like an 80-year-old man.
His picture has circulated all over the internet. Meet the youngest child who appeared in the Patro family last September in the Magura district of Bangladesh. His appearance was a shock not only for the baby’s family but also for doctors. The little one came into the world with an unusual illness that affects barely 1 in 4 million people.
He’s been hailed as the new Benjamin Button by the Internet. The child does in fact bear a lot of similarities with the movie’s main character. They both suffer from progeria. This disease causes terrible havoc in the body. It makes it so that the body resembles that of an old man, and not of a delightful baby moments after coming into the world.
Look on the next page, and you’ll find information there about the birth of this unusual, one-of-a-kind little person.