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Rare Disease Turning Girl, 5, to Crystal

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posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 09:38 AM
Has anyone else ever heard of this?

Source: Fox News

A 5-year-old girl from the U.K. must take a daily cocktail of drugs to avoid the cells in her body from turning to crystal, the Daily Mail reported. Lillie Sutcliffe from Castleford, West Yorkshire in England suffers from a rare condition called cystinosis. The condition causes an amino acid, cystine, to accumulate in various organs of the body including the kidney, eyes, liver, muscles, pancreas, brain and white blood cells. It primarily affects children and without specific treatment, kids with the disease will develop end stage kidney failure at approximately age 9, according to the Cystinosis Research Network. The condition is so rare, it is estimated that only about 2,000 people worldwide suffer from it, although the numbers are unclear because the conditions is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Doctors discovered Lillie had cystinosis after scanning her eyes and finding crystals, the Mail reported.

A Couple of stories come to mind when I read this:

Also... the story of Soddom and Gammorah

[edit on 11/13/2009 by x2Strongx]

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 09:48 AM
The clip you provided has been discussed before i think.
Anyway it has been proven a hoax and i think even at point she admitted to it being a hoax.
From way back in 1997.

[edit on 13-11-2009 by pazcat]

posted on Nov, 13 2009 @ 12:08 PM
The video isn't of the girl in the news story... That was just something that the story reminded me of...

posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 12:02 PM
that girl is pretty good at hoaxing..... almost had me.

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