AUSTRALIA’S first “pink unicorn” has been named after an 11-year-old boy who has been living with the condition since he was a toddler.
Key points:Aussie pony named Pink Unicorn was born in Melbourne’s south, where his owner had a history of a genetic disorderThe child’s family moved to Queensland when he was young, and now lives with a genetic condition known as pugilistic hyperactivity disorder (PHD)The boy, who is named in tribute to Pink Unicorn, has a condition known commonly as “pugilism hyperactivity”The boy’s mother, who has a history with PHD, had the condition when she was a teenager.
The family moved from Melbourne to Queensland and the child was born to a family of four.
“When we started to get to know him he just came out and we were all blown away by the fact he was so adorable and he was just the most loving, caring child that we could have ever hoped for,” the mother, Jenny, told the ABC.
“We were hoping he would grow up to be a normal kid, but unfortunately he had a genetic disease and he would never be normal.”
I think it’s something that could be avoided if he got treated sooner, rather than waiting a few more years and then having to go through this terrible journey with the disorder.
“The boy was born with a rare genetic disorder known as Pugilist Hyperactivity Disorder, or PHD.
It causes the child to exhibit a “flick” movement when he runs or walks, causing him to lose balance and get stuck in tight spaces.
Pugilists can develop the condition because they have a copy of a gene that codes for a protein called D3H1.
This causes the protein to be turned on and off in certain areas of the brain.
When this gene mutation happens, it causes the brain to “turn on” the D3 gene in response to signals from the body.
When the D2H gene mutation occurs, it turns on the D1 gene in the same area of the body, causing the brain not to send signals to the body to control the movement of the child.
It can also affect the way the body interprets signals from external stimuli.
The disorder affects about one in 10,000 Australians.
It’s not clear why Pink Unicorn has the condition.”
He’s got a mutation in the D4 gene, which affects the DNF gene, so he’s not affected by anything,” Jenny said.”
The only thing that’s changed in his brain, the only thing, is the DnA gene mutation, which is also affected by this.””
There’s no indication he’s ever had a medical condition, so we just hoped he’d be normal.
“Jenny said her son was very affectionate and liked to play with other animals.”
Every time we would go to the vet or the vet’s office he’d always come running down with a paw and he’d have a big smile on his face, so it was really wonderful to have him with us,” she said.”[But] at the same time, I think he has to learn that he can’t control everything and that there are other things that can cause him to be confused.””
So, for him to not have to feel that pain, to have someone to talk to that he loves and care about, he has got to learn how to accept that, that’s what’s most important.
“The mother said the boy’s family had moved from Victoria to Queensland about two years ago.”
It’s very exciting for us because we’re going back home to our home in the south,” she told the broadcaster.”
And I’m really happy about that, it’s just a really wonderful feeling, because I feel that I’m finally going to have a home for my child, that I know that he will be able to be happy in.””
I’m really excited for him, I’m excited for our future, because it’s very special.