The story of Mariana

Mariana is a beautiful three years old girl and last year she was diagnosed with Baraitser-Winter syndrome (BRWS) and retinitis pigmentosa, both identified by molecular genetic testing 🧬. BRWS is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by typical craniofacial features, developmental delay and intellectual disability.
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of rare eye disease that affect the retina and most people eventually lose most of their sight.
Mariana is a very happy, energetic and lovely girl. She was born a warrior because due to her premature birth at 34 weeks, she was hospitalized for two months. That’s why she’s our Gibraltar’s flower, one of the rarest flowers in the world, and only grows on the rocks of this land. We will always support her to grow and flourish like this flower 🌸.