Learn the story of the boy who keeps smiling

A child's smile can melt any mother's heart. But what about when that smile is permanent at all times in a boy's life? This unusual feature caught the attention of Briton Annie Campbell, who noted that her two-year-old son has never stopped smiling since his early months.

In addition, the mother also realized that he was unable to concentrate properly, as well as having motor and speech difficulties. That was when she decided to investigate what Ollie's problem was, though his smile brightens all his days.

Genetic disease

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According to the Daily Mail, which reported the case, the small blond-haired, light-eyed boy has Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes severe learning disabilities but also makes the child always with the joy on his face.

This rare disease has less than 1, 000 cases reported in the UK. Ollie's mother Annie told the Daily Mail: “Ollie's smile and happy personality make it all worthwhile. I may have been sleepless nights, but your smile never stops cheering me up. ” She says the boy was a very quiet and serene baby.

The mother began to notice something strange when the boy was six months old, noting that his development was lagging behind his older son, who was much older at Ollie's age. She said she performed a test, trying to get the boy to follow her finger with his eyes, but he didn't follow; The next morning she took him to the doctor.

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However, Annie had already researched Angelman syndrome before the boy was officially diagnosed with this condition and was almost sure of the result, as the symptoms she read were exactly the same as her son. Ollie went through a battery of exams in more than one hospital.

Relief and uncertain future

After the diagnosis, the mother said she was relieved that she would now know how to take better care of and help her child. She said she cares a lot about Ollie's future, as he won't be able to walk or talk easily. “Ollie won't be able to talk or walk easily when he grows up, which is disturbing. I worry about him in the future and wonder how I'll know if he's upset or sad when Angelman's syndrome makes him so happy all the time. But for the moment, I just enjoy the beautiful boy I have. ”