Well, something similar is in the news nowadays. Shoaib, Rashid and Ilyas Hashim, aged one, nine and 13, are Pakistani brothers who have baffled the medical community which is trying to diagnose their ailment that leaves them paralyzed after sunset.
“It is a rare medical condition we have never encountered before and we are investigating it,” Dr. Javed Akram, Chancellor at PIMS said.
Blood samples and test reports have already been sent to thirteen international collaborators, including Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins Medical Institute in the US. and Guys Hospital in London. Numerous tests were conducted by the nine-member board that was specially formed to see the case these brothers. Till now no positive reports have come.
As their father told doctors, they are like this from birth. He also said that their bodies appeared dependent on sunlight since they were born unlike the other two children he has and hence, villagers named them ‘solar kids’.
“From what we know, theirs is the first reported case of such an illness in Pakistan and we are trying to solve this condition with the help of medical science. Their bodies are clearly synced to the movement of the sun.”
A team of 27 Pakistanis and 13 international doctors has been set to treat the brothers. On being asked about the cure, Dr. Akram said that there might be a cure as the children’s condition, while not getting better, isn’t getting worse.
“What is good is their illness has shown no signs of worsening with time and there might be a cure for them.”