Sara Geurts, 26, of Minnesota, has a rare condition that makes her look like an 80-year-old woman.
She has hereditary "pine bark" disease, also known as EDS, a syndrome that causes loose skin. In addition to causing the beauty to become barren and torment her spirit, Geurts also suffer physical pain when the joints constantly causing her aching.
However, Sara Geurts is a very optimistic and energetic girl. She has a dream of becoming a fashion model and is fighting for her passion.
Pine bark disease is a rare disease, the probability of people suffering from the disease is only 1 / 5,000. Currently, only a few dozen people in the world are diagnosed with this disease. The disease affects the entire body system, many patients later can only go on a wheelchair.
Some patients with this syndrome are at risk for diseases like arthritis, rupture of blood vessels and complications during pregnancy. Due to illness, Sarah often felt pain, she tried many treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, Chinese medicine.
Briana Berglund is her best friend, often helping her take photographs. "For me, Sara Geurts is still the most beautiful woman in the world, and she is beautiful from both soul and appearance."