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When people see children with a disease or a disorder, they can't help but wonder what happened to them. This is the case with these two young girls who are actually older than what their appearances suggest. Moreover, doctors believed that they wouldn't last long. But even now, they are alive and their family loves them so much.
View the story below on how Lola and Claire are living their lives as normal daughters, despite their conditions.
Claire and Lola Hartley are two daughters who were born with microcephaly, a rare condition that makes them physically abnormal.
Because they have microcephaly, Claire and Lola Hartley have smaller heads than usual in relation to their growing bodies, they have dwarfism, and their brain development is not normal. In addition, they are unable to talk, walk and cannot see well. They even suffer everyday from seizures.
Actually, these two kids are already 9 and 14, but people might think of them as younger because of their heads. In addition, they weigh only 42 pounds combined.
Despite their conditions and the fact that doctors believed that the kids would not live longer than a year, the family insisted on providing them normal food instead of drugs. Surprisingly, they are still alive and have been spending the greatest time with their families.
While some people act surprised and are sometimes offensive when they see Mrs. Hartley's daughters, others see them as religious miracles and a sign of something angelic or divine.
Despite their disorders, they actually just have the normal interests of any other child their age. The daughters like listening to rap music, and they are fond of watching wedding programs shown on the television.
In order for Lola and Claire to communicate with the family members, they move their eyes in different ways and they even have these wonderful, special sensory toys that are located in dark room to achieve the maximum effect.