Monday, May 5, 2014

Medical Mystery

My daughter has an assembly at school where they learned about a disease. Unfortunately she cannot tell me what the disease was. The only thing she can recall are:

--this disease is fatal by age 12 or 13

--this disease makes you bald

--they're supposed to collect pennies to contribute to the research for this disease

--she thinks this is a disease that you are born with

--she thinks the disease starts with G

So in summary I have absolutely no idea what disease this is. She says she's bringing home a pamphlet. Any thoughts?

21 comments:

  1. I'd guess some sort of leukemia, even though it doesn't start with a G :)

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  2. Gaucher's disease hits all criteria but baldness. Type III patients tend to die in teens.

    JustADoc

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  3. Progeria (accounts for the G sound too)

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  4. I vote for progeria.

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  5. Pennies for St. Jude?

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  6. My vote is for Gaucher's

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  7. Another vote for Progeria.

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  8. Some kind of cancer. Glioblastoma?

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  9. Progeria was also the first thing that came to my mind.
    ~Jasmine

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  10. i know i am being a bitch, but sometimes your life sounds sooooo damn perfect.

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  11. another vote for progeria

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  12. Yep turned out to be progeria

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  13. seems kind of morbid for kindergarten, no?

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    1. My thoughts, as well.

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  14. The person that said gancer omg ����

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