Chinese school girl, 6, born covered in black hair
NY Daily News: A British photo agency has revealed the story of an adorable Chinese girl who was abandoned by her family because she was born covered with thick black fur, but later adopted by a distant relative.
Liu Jiangli, 6, was born with a rare condition that causes her to grow hair on more than 60% of her body, including the left side of her face and her left arm. Her condition was brought to light in a series of images taken by the Rex Features agency.
When she was two, the little girl’s family dropped her at a nursery in Guizhou province and never came back. The school took out ads in the newspaper pleading for the toddler’s relatives to come forward, and six months later, the grandfather of one of her cousins stepped up and took her in, according to the British media.
Liu Mingying, 48, said he wants to continue to send the girl to school, but he worries about name-calling and bullies, the photo agency reported. Other children have nicknamed the girl “the little monkey.”
It’s not clear what condition the little girl suffers from, though it appears related to Hypertrichosis – or “werewolf syndrome” – which leaves sufferers blanketed with thick patches of hair.
“It’s very itchy,” Liu told Rex Features about her patches of hair. “But it’s not painful.”
Liu is so precious! How could her parents abandon her at two years old? Thankfully Liu had a relative come forward to take care of her!