Thursday, February 7, 2008


The girl, 10, who could die from shock just by watching a scary film

‘Like most children her age, Jennifer Lloyd loves watching her favourite programmes on TV.

But when a scary bit is about to happen the ten-year-old has to leave the room quickly – because the sudden shock could kill her.

Jennifer is one of just six known sufferers of polyglandular Addison’s disease, which causes her to become ill whenever she is surprised or shocked.

The condition means she is unable to produce adrenaline in response to alarm or any sudden form of emotional or physical stress.

Instead her body goes into shock and her organs could shut down unless she receives medical treatment.’

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