18-year-old grandfather: for unknown reasons, a Chinese schoolboy looks 80 years old
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Looking at Xiao Cui, you could swear that he is at least 80 years old. But in fact, this guy is only 18 years old, he is in school and suffers from a very rare syndrome, because of which his facial muscles and skin are sagging. That's why he looks several decades older than he really is.
Source: Oddity Central
18-year-old Xiao Cui attends school in the Chinese city of Harbin. But you can't tell by his appearance. He looks more like a pensioner, not a young man in the prime of life. The guy said that he first noticed the symptoms a few years ago, since then he looks worse and worse every year, his skin is sagging more and more. Now he looks older than his classmates, at least 50 years.
Doctors are trying to find out what is happening to the unfortunate young man. Experts cannot understand what kind of disease he suffers from, how to cure him or at least stop sagging skin. Well, the guy has no other choice but to accept his appearance and stay positive.
Fortunately for Xiao Cui, the rare syndrome did not affect his health, he feels well. Xiao Cui is one of the best students in his school, and his classmates even call him Superman because he excels in all subjects. The guy's teachers also praise him: although Xiao Cui had to go through a lot, they are convinced that he will be able to enter the best university in the country and achieve any goals he sets for himself.
The young man himself says that sometimes people mock him because of his unusual appearance, but the only way to survive in this situation is to remain positive.
Now Xiao is completely immersed in his studies and is preparing for exams. The guy hopes to enter either Peking University or Tsinghua University — the most prestigious educational institutions in China.