Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ultraviolet film allows girl freedom from protective gear

Sacramento Bee/Autumn Cruz Five-year-old Aimee Milota has a very rare genetic condition, xeroderma pigmentosum, that limits her skin's ability to repair sun damage. She's been cancer-free for two years, however, and is enthusiastic about starting kindergarten next month at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, whose windows have an ultraviolet-blocking film. Sacramento Bee/Autumn Cruz

Thanks to a protective ultraviolet-blocking film that will be put up in her school, Aimee Milota will attend kindergarten this fall like any other 5-year-old. Aimee, who has a rare genetic condition called xeroderma pigmentosum, cannot naturally recover from ultraviolet sunlight and has had 22 tumors removed. The Sacramento Bee (Calif.)

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