Brittle bone disease, 24 hrs oxygen support; finally Latheesha gives in leaving behind her dreams
Erumeli: After years of long battle with the disease, Latheesha finally gave in. She has been suffering from the genetic disorder Osteogenesis imperfecta and pulmonary hypertension. Her condition worsened recently and she was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Pala. Meanwhile, she succumbed on Wednesday by 8 in the morning.
Though Latheesha was 30 years old, she looked like a 5-year-old girl due to Osteogenesis imperfecta which is also known as Brittle bone disease. Her parents Ansari and Jameela used to carry her while travelling. Despite the diseases, Latheesha worked hard and completed MCom and was preparing for civil services.
Meanwhile, she was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs and in the heart. With this, Latheesha was kept on oxygen support 24 hours a day. However, she never gave up her dreams.
Playing organ and painting were Latheesha's favourite hobbies. She also bagged several honours. She completed postgraduation from MES College in Erumeli. Though she got a job at Erumeli Cooperative Bank, she could not continue the job due to breathing trouble. She survived with a portable oxygen cylinder allotted by the government.
Earlier, 'Mathrubhumi' had published Latheesha's life story and her picture when she appeared for civil service exam with an oxygen cylinder. She also made headlines for arriving to cast vote in the assembly election. She has been managing a YouTube channel named 'Latheesha's Happiness'.