Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) announced last August 11 that 19-year old Rochelle Pondare passed away. Progeria is a rare disease which makes a person age eight times faster.
“Rated K” host Korina Sanchez then took time to remember the moments she had with Rochelle. She appeared on Korina’s show and they granted her 18th birthday wish.
“Rochelle had an unusually happy and hopeful disposition, she even got to her debut party. For her 18th birthday she wished she could at least help her mother and leave a home for them behind knowing she could leave them anytime soon,” the TV host said.
“And we were able to make her dream come true thanks to the housing development company Lumina. A small home for her mother and siblings,” Korina added.