A 17-year-old South African girl has been revealed to be the first black child with a rare genetic disorder called Progeria, which causes premature aging.

“Ontlametse Phalatse” who is best described as a small girl with a large personality, has been reported to be one of only 80 children all over the world diagnosed with the rare disease.

Ontlametse who has just turned 17 this month despite doctors warnings that she would not live past the age of 13, just attended her school matriculation event a few days ago, sharing some lovely photos from the event on her Instagram page.