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Extraordinary People: The Girls With Too Much Skin

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Documentary following four girls with Harlequin Ichthyosis - an incurable genetic condition which makes the skin grow too much. The programme follows Lucy, Hannah, Dana and Lara as they have to undergo painful baths and visits to a medical researcher as he tries to find better treatments for this crippling skin condition.



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Comments (10)

  • Danielle

    almost 2 years ago


    i feel sorry for them especially if they got bullied because in the teen world today lots of people get bullied for silly little reasons like that.

  • Ben

    almost 2 years ago


    That was really horrifying seeing how the girls suffer in agony for hours each day whilst basicly scrubbing off a layer of skin every single time. Makes you really realise how lucky we all are

  •  xxx Deimante xxx

    over 2 years ago

    xxx Deimante xxx

    So basiclyy they didn't get any help ??? :O Thats saddd.

  • phoebe

    over 2 years ago


    nobody wants skin like that, i feel sorry for them! you go girls!

  • Priyaa<3

    over 2 years ago


    They were born with the condition, they didnt choose to have it! And yet they can hold there heads high, make friend, go out, like everyother person. They had the guts to do this programme, because i am sure alot of people wouldn't. It's people like you who are dragging them down, and defusing there confidence. Take no notice to the haters girls, your all amazing!<3

  • amy

    over 2 years ago


    nobody wanted to have skin like that and they did not ask to have that skin

  • sarah

    over 2 years ago


    well it doesnt matter about tht , because you should be glad your a normal person as everybody else. their not so lucky but has the same luck as everybody else.they do the same stuff but have to do harder work and i feel sorry for em.

  • Ashleigh

    over 2 years ago


    Tbh that could of been you and you wouldn't like it and They've been thriugh alot and If you dont like watching things like this because others like me and megan do...

  • Meeegan ;D

    over 2 years ago

    Meeegan ;D

    no it isnt these poor girls where born like that they didnt ask to be like that did they how how would you like it if u had that you wouldent like it if people laughed and said that bout AYE

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