Rare genetic defect
Sophia Thomalla is terminally ill
23-09-2022 12:04 pm
You can’t see the disease, but it’s there and has been with her for a lifetime: as Sophia Thomalla reveals on Instagram, she suffers from a very rare, incurable genetic defect. With her post she wants to help a girl who is also affected.
Presenter Sophia Thomalla has suffered from a venous malformation since birth. The 32-year-old now explains this in various Instagram stories. Translated, that would mean “vascular malformation,” she says of the disease: “It’s a very, very rare genetic defect.” To this day, the doctors couldn’t really explain “where it came from”. She has undergone “countless surgeries” in her life. The next surgery is already pending, Thomalla says. “My right forearm is affected.”
Elsewhere, the 32-year-old says, “The disease is incurable — in more than 90 percent.” And she adds, “It shouldn’t be a whine, I’m fine. I’m not very limited either, other than having to get it checked annually.”
‘Nobody wants to donate her’
The presenter does not make her illness public for nothing. Few doctors specialize in it. Her doctor in Hamburg, who has been treating her for a long time, has now told her about a story that touched her, continues Sophia Thomalla. A girl from Russia named Kira has the same disease as her, only much worse, the whole right leg and part of the buttocks. Kira needs surgery quickly.
However, in Russia there are no options for treating them. That’s why the specialists in Hamburg want to help. The problem of the child, according to the moderator: “No one wants to donate her because she is from Russia.” Thomalla finds that “incredibly sad” because: “What has the poor girl to do with the war?” Thomalla is now asking for donations for Kira on Instagram.