Finding out you have a rare disease can be a terrifying diagnosis for anyone who receives the news, but it can be especially cruel when it is a young child that suffers.
Little Sophia is a patient in the pediatric oncology ward at the Hospital das Clínicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 17-month-old girl was diagnosed with a rare disease known as Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and has been undergoing treatment to control the disease.
The Histiocytosis Association explains that "this painful disease occurs when the body accumulates too many immature Langerhans cells, a part of the family of cells known as histiocytes." Langerhans cells are a kind of white blood cell that usually helps the body fight infection.
They say that music heals the soul and what happens when Sophia hears this doctor down the hall is absolutely proof of that!