Girl can’t love – level 2

11-03-2016 15:00

A three-year-old girl from the UK has a rare genetic disorder. This disorder means that she cannot speak or accept love. She responds to love with aggression. If her mother asked her for a kiss, she probably would bite her.

However, the girl’s mother says that every day with her daughter is a gift. The two of them learned to show love in their own special way, but the mother would like to get more help from medical experts.

Doctors diagnosed the girl with the syndrome at 14 months. She also has a high pain threshold which means that she will often hurt herself without feeling it.

Around 130 people in the UK have the syndrome and only 1,500 people have it worldwide.

Difficult words: disorder (an illness), syndrome (a group of symptoms or health problems which happen together), pain threshold (the level when you start to feel pain).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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