Adalia Rose Williams, social media star dies at 15
YouTuber’s Adalia Rose died at the age of 15 with a rare genetic condition.
A teenager in the United States was diagnosed with Hutchinson Gilford progeria, also known as Benjamin Button’s disease, at the age of three months.
This is a rare fatal condition that causes growth problems and traits that resemble premature ageing.
In an Instagram post, Adalia’s family said she “touched millions of people and left the biggest imprint”.
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria affects about 500 children around the world. The average life expectancy of a person in this state is 13 years.
In a 2018 interview her mum Natalia Pallante said: “When Adalia was born, I think it was she was like a month old and [the doctors] weren’t happy with her growth,”.
“My favourite thing about being her mom is just watching her grow and seeing just how different she is from everyone.
“Adalia has changed my life completely,” she added. “It’s not like I was hateful but I wasn’t nice to myself. I wasn’t thankful. I didn’t realise what life was until she was born.”