Cute Video of Girl with Rare Disease Goes Viral on Facebook

Meet Ruby, a beautiful 3 year old who was diagnosed with hypomyelination with atrophy of basal ganglia and cerebellum, or H-ABC, shortly after her birth.

H-ABC is a type of leukodystrophy that affects certain parts of the brain. The leukodystrophies make up a group of rare genetic disorders that affect the central nervous system by disrupting the growth or maintenance of the myelin sheath, which insulates nerve cells.

Symptoms tied to H-ABC usually begin in infancy or early childhood and vary in severity; they include movement difficulties and delay in mental development or learning problems.

To read more about leukodystrophy, click here!

Ruby’s family hasn’t let her diagnosis stop her from being the best young lady she can be. They even entered her in a beauty pageant where she won the entire category for 2-year-olds.  In fact, she holds the title for “Tiny Toddler Miss Pennsylvania.”

We’re in the presence of royalty!

So it makes our hearts melt even further to watch this cute video.

Click here for the Facebook video that went viral!

In the video, Ruby’s friend helps her with her motorized car toy and I DARE YOU NOT TO SMILE.

And as of this writing, this video had 6 million views!

So if you’re feeling touched and inspired, consider donating to her GoFundMe page or ‘Like’ her Facebook page to learn more about this special girl!


To learn more about leukodystrophy, check out our partners, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation.

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