The girl who lived in the dark

29 Oct

was scanning through channels today, when i chanced abt Discover Channel’s documentary abt a girl in China, whose cancer got worse when exposed to light…….

she has this condition called Xeroderma Pigmentosum, where the skin is unable to recuperate after exposure to sunlight. in some cases, cells that havent recovered yet, become cancerous…….

Wan Lao Yang had to stay in the dark, in her remote village, had to stop school.

after her operature to remove the external cancerous tumour, her face looked more like a face. though still stained badly by all the skin grafts, discolouration and subsequent swelling.

her lost her ability to see from her left eye, and lost her left nostril.

even though she could only see from 1 eye, she said, “im happy. im happy that i can go to sch like other kids. i want to go to university one day and be successful”

i thought the episode ended then, only to find out that the cancer had spread to her lungs, and that she died in 2006………..

she had the sweetest smile…….


what does it mean to live life?

her spirit was remarkable.

arent we being too picky abt the smallest things in life.

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Posted by on October 29, 2009 in i-Reflect, i-Sad


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