Shocking: Meet the 11-year-old girl who is allergic to sunlight!

Most of us humans really enjoys being under the sun but an 11 year old girl could die if the sunlight touches her skin! Meet bubbly girl Savannah Fulkerson who was just like another ordinary kid until she was 4 years old. Her life changed when she turned four. Savannah starts screaming and crying complaining that her skin feels like burning when they arrived at an outdoor recreational venue. KABC sun allergy jef 150701 16x9 992 Shocking: Meet the 11 year old girl who is allergic to sunlight! For several years Andrea Fulkerson, Savannah’s mother, took her to various pediatricians and other specialists hoping to find the cause of her daughter’s illness. Andrea was told by doctors that Savannah has eczema. “It’s like she’s allergic to the sun,” Andrea Fulkerson said. However, it was after five years of tests and questions that the family was able to get help from Children’s Hospital at Los Angeles. Here, Savannah was diagnosed with Erythropoietic Protoporh or EPP, a rare genetic condition. A component of blood cells is affected by genetic condition which can lead to toxic compounds called protoporphyrin being released. These can make the human extremely sensitive to sunlight. A person suffering from this condition will experience swelling, redness of the skin and burning sensation if under the sun. This is according to American Porphyria Foundation. With an optimistic point of view, Andrea Fulkerson said it was still a relief to finally have Savannah’s diagnosis even though there is no cure approved. She said that now, she can protect her daughter from the sun. Savannah is now 11 years old and is participating in a cheer leading squad and gymnastics as long as she practices indoor. “I wish they would find a cure, because I don’t like living with this. It’s really hard,” Savannah Fulkerson told KABC-TV. Did you enjoy reading this article? Does it move you to help her? Visit our website regularly for more interesting and trending news and stories online. Kindly share this with your friends and if you have any comment, please write them below. Source: http://www.trendspot.co/2015/11/meet-11-year-old-girl-who-is-allergic-to-sunlight.html

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