Moroccans are grieving the passing of Fatima Ezzahra Ghazaoui, known as “Moon Girl” due to her condition, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, which made her extremely sensitive to sunlight.
Ghazaoui, a 31-year-old Moroccan social media sensation, passed away on Sunday at a hospital in Casablanca. She died from a severe case of anemia caused by her condition, which she was struggling with for months.
The news of her passing has left the country in a state of sorrow, reflecting on her inspirational journey and resilience in the face of illness.
Her departure has triggered an outpouring of condolences, prayers, and tributes from across Morocco and beyond.
Moroccans took to social media to express their grief and commemorate Ghazaoui’s life. Public figures, celebrities, and ordinary citizens alike offered heartfelt condolences to her family and expressed their sadness over her loss.
Born in 1992, Ghazaoui’s life was marked by her battle against a rare skin disorder known as “Moon Children Syndrome” or Xeroderma Pigmentosum. This genetic condition renders the body incapable of repairing UV radiation damage, making exposure to sunlight dangerous.
As a result, dark patches covered her skin, and she was extremely sensitive to sunlight.
However, Ghazaoui’s story was not just one of medical struggle; it was a testament to her unwavering spirit.
From a young age, she faced the challenges of her condition with determination, becoming an example of courage and resilience for many.
She endured taunts and bullying due to her appearance, including during her time as a social media personality. Yet, she refused to be defined by her condition and instead chose to inspire others.
Her struggles with Xeroderma Pigmentosum were well-documented, and she had been open about her health challenges with her followers on social media.