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we need donation to cover her Medical Expenses to enable her go to school.

But doctors say 12-year-old Jessica Boateng has only, perhaps, another couple of years to live.
Jessica Boateng has been diagnosed with progeria, a rare and fatal genetic condition that accelerates the aging process, Rural Integrated Relief Service-Ghana said. We are aware of two other cases of black children diagnosed with progeria who have died.
Nobody knows how many kids in the world have it. In a two-year campaign to identify them, the organisation says the number of children diagnosed around the world has risen 48 percent, from 54 to 80, on five continents. The Executive Director said more than two Ghanaians have been diagnosed and that two, including Jessica, remain alive.
The organisation's executive director, Emmanuel Dzadeyson says there are several holes on the map in his office studded with colored tacks where they have found children living with progeria. "We know that there are children (with progeria) in Ghana, but we just can't seem to get to them," he said in a telephone interview from the organisation's office in Ghana.
Jessica's mother, Akos, says her baby was born looking normal but that she realized early on that something was wrong. The baby suffered constant rashes and by the time she was 3 months old Akos thought she had a skin disease.
Before Jessica celebrated her first birthday "her hair was falling, her nails weren't normal, the skin problems, we were going up and down to the doctors."
As the child aged prematurely, her father abandoned the family when Jessica was 3 years old.
Despite her frequent illnesses, Jessica enrolled in school at 6 and proved a bright pupil. But she was often scorned by classmates, teachers and others who thought she was so small and skinny because she had AIDS. Ghana has the highest number of people living with AIDS of any country but the disease still carries a terrible social stigma.
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