Skip to comments.Happy 'Werewolf' Girl Says She's Proud of Being Special
Posted on 02/26/2012 1:50:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
Supatra Sasuphan says she doesnt spend time thinking about the rare condition she has that leaves her with thick hair on her face and body, a determination to live a normal life that makes her an inspiration to all who know her.
Supatra, an 11-year-old Thai girl whos known as Nat, suffers from hypertrichosis, or Ambras syndrome, a genetic condition marked by excess hair on the face and body. Its so unusual that there have been only 50 documented cases since the Middle Ages, when sufferers were feared as werewolves.
Born with a rare genetic disorder that causes excess hair growth, Supatra Sasuphan -- nicknamed Nat -- is one of the most popular girls at her school in Bangkok, Thailand.
With thick hair covering most of her face, Nat hopes to be cured one day, but for now, shes determined not to let her hirsuteness hold her back.
Its the way I am, Nat said in an interview with TODAY. I dont even think about it. At first, she was teased at school, with other kids scared to look at her.
She did have a hard time at the beginning, says her teacher, Kuljira Posaeng. But as time passed she proved that she was just like anybody else.
Those who know Nat describe her as a hard-working student who gets good grades and has won over her classmates to become one of the most popular kids at school. And shes no shrinking violet: She likes to sing, dance and act, and her teachers describe her as very lively.
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Not to, er, nitpick, but why did Guinness call her the hairiest teenager last year if she’s 11 now?
Have I got a girl for you!
A real plus when buying winter clothes....
That poor kid. What an attitude to have. Geez, today’s kids want to kill themselves if they have a zit.
I wonder what she considers “a bad hair day?”
Not sure I agree. She seems happier than most kids I know
Oh, you didn’t know: Time flows non-linearly in Thailand.
What happened to her other fang?
Can’t they just do electrolysis?
I applaud this young girl’s positive attitude.
I would avoid vacationing in the great northwest territories of the US...I’m just sayin’...
I guess if it's MSNBC, it must be true.... no, wait.... well, maybe THIS story....
“Happy ‘Werewolf’ Girl”
For some reason, I expected an “Engrish” thread...
On another train of thought, maybe "bigfoot" has the same condition and was ostracized from society, but somehow mated and passed it down genetically to their offspring.
Corn rows might look kind’a cool on her.
Very pretty for a shiksa.
Very pretty for a shiksa.
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