Bullied: Zara gets mistaken for an adult
Lypodystrophy sufferer Zara Hartshorn
Friends: Zara has found mates who accept her at secondary school
Prematurely aged: Zara makes the most of life
Her teeth are falling out and she’s had collagen injections for her wrinkles – but Zara Hartshorn is no middle-aged woman trying to recapture her youth.
In fact, she’s only 15 with a rare and incurable disease that makes her look decades older than her school pals.
The genetic defect affects fewer than 30