posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 04:48 AM
Ok i have a story to tell, but its not a pleasant one
I have a friend named Otto (his real name) he's from germany.
And he is called "vampire" because of a disease, Porphyric hemophilia.
Know as the Gunther syndrom
He cant tolerate direct sunlight,due to poor metabolism, i saw him, with my own eyes, i saw his skin crackle on his arms , scalp, and face, it
crackled and started to bleed bcause this day, the weather was terribly hot.
wa ran to the ER ,was a real nightmare.
Another exemple, he cant eat what we usualy eat, due to the many allergies caused by the disease,his body lack many nutriments, so he is forced to
take many different pills.
the particularity of the Gunther syndrom is: you need to absorb blood, dehydrated blood, iron, etc etc etc
So since he is a kid, i alway saw him eating livers,kindney, i talked to his mom many times about his disease, she told me its an hereditary problem
in the family
the disease gave him a really scary aspect, nothing like the fictional glamorous vampires.
just to describe him
he is tall, really really tall, white like paper,and thin, his body litteraly wear the disease on it,and the scary part, he look extremly young, so
you most people have to ask him his ID most of the time.
the main problem with him are his teeth, he lost many teeth due to his body not absorbing enough nutriments, but...... he is my BEST FRIEND !!
but well, crossing him in a dark alley in our area at night, almost made me run and scream like a little girl.