After Nihal’s Story Gets Widely Shared On Social Media, Aamir Khan Meets The Special Child ~ Scrap Everyone

After Nihal’s Story Gets Widely Shared On Social Media, Aamir Khan Meets The Special Child


“Thank you Aamir uncle for making my dream come true. Your ‘Taare Zameen Par’ always inspired me to face adverse situations and I was always knew that one day I will meet you .

Also a special thanks for appreciating the Ganesha I drew for you. Hope you will always keep it with you. The goodies that you gave me with your autograph will always make me remember our meeting.
I am feeling very optimistic and positive about life. I am sure you will help spread the word for the Progeria Research Foundation to identify 60 more kids like me in India so that they can get the right treatment.
Thanks again for making the time available for me and my family so quickly. And thank you Humans of Bombay, these small but precious moments really make life worth it” – Nihal Bitla

Like most 14-year-olds, Nihal Bitla loves playing computer games - and those who know him say he has bright eyes, a caring nature, and a child-like innocence.
But his body is that of an elderly man, with wrinkled leathery skin, a bald enlarged head and withered limbs.
He weighs 12.5kg - just under two stone - and is under 4 foot (1.2 m) in height.
Nihal, who lives on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), which causes him to age eight times faster than normal.
His mind will remain young, but his body will age and his health will deteriorate.
Now, he says he has three wishes in his life; to meet ASIMO The Robot made by Honda in Japan; to go to Disneyland in California and another secret wish he says he will reveal later in his life.
His father now desperately wants to make his son's potentially last years memorable.
To Daily Mail, he said: 'No matter how much time is left, I just want to try to fulfil my son's wishes for now.'
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