The tragic story of Little Xinxin (???) receiving treatment for a rare disease at the Zhengzhou Children's hospital, has drawn wide coverage in Chinese media. Intelligently the 1 and half years old Xinxin appears to be a normal and happy baby. She will ask for milk to drink when she feels hungry and will smile when amused, and she has leaned how to make phone call with her mother's handy. But her body is full of wrinkles and skin around her mouth and on her cheeks obviously sags, making her look like a 80-year-old granny.
According to doctors of the children's hospital Little Xinxin suffers from a rare form of epidermolysis bullosa which has no cure at the moment.
Apart from sagging skin, the Little Xinxin suffers from several other diseases and has been hospitalized and treated for a couple times. "We do not know when is the end. We have no choice but to go one further step after another. " for the family still harbouring hope that their daughter will be cured of her diseases, persistence is their only choice.