WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Ten-year-old Bo Rakching, from Cambodia, was born with a mystery condition that gives her the appearance of an elderly woman.
- Local reports say her older appearance is caused by a rare disorder while local monks believe it’s caused by bad karma from a previous life.
- After being repeatedly mistaken as an old woman, Bo dreams of having plastic surgery to ‘make her pretty.’
Would you believe it if we told you that the “elderly woman” pictured below is only ten years old?
This 10-year-old schoolgirl named Bo Rakching was born with a mystery condition that gave her wrinkled and sagging skin, making her look like an elderly woman.
Bo resides in a remote village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh in the south of Cambodia.
Aside from her older facial appearance, Bo still has a child’s physique.
In the picture below, she can be seen standing at the same height as her 11-year-old brother, Chea.
According to local reports, it could be caused by a rare condition called cutis laxa, which causes the skin to lose its elasticity. Bo’s family is yet to seek medical help.
After being repeatedly mistaken as an old woman, Bo says she dreams of having plastic surgery to “make her pretty.”
Bo shared, “I want the pretty face. I want to have surgery. The other children call me ‘old folk.’
“Among all my brothers and sisters, I am the only one with an old face. They all have young faces. They do not call me sister, they call me grandmom.”
Even after asking them to stop calling her names, Bo said they still kept teasing her.
Bo shared that her appearance has made her feel shy and embarrassed but she has never asked her mother for treatment.
Meanwhile, the local monks believe that her condition is caused by bad karma that she is still carrying from a previous life.
Bo agreed that she “was shot in a previous life” and has “not cleared the bad path yet.”
A devout Buddhist named Voeun encouraged her to stand up to the bullies. He then advised her, “Remain on the bad path, then when you clear all the bad path away, you will become pretty.”
Source: Daily Mail