Teenage years usually are challenging times for boys and girls as well as their parents.
Facing the fear of academic failure, seemingly uncertain future, and sometimes social pressures, many teenagers fall into the trap of rebellious ignorant personalities and the kind of faux freedom such attitudes may bring.
Constant support from parents and adult friends should make things a little bit easier.
It is hard enough for any normal teen to experience the physical changes and strong emotions at this developmental milestone, even more so for those with medical conditions.
Some teenagers in the following list are in constant pain caused by rare diseases for which medical science has not yet found an effective cure.
Neither do they have access to proper medical treatments nor the financial resources to at least improve quality of life while battling the conditions.
But the list also is filled with few teenagers with extraordinary talents and will power strong enough to exceed social expectation.
10 Jenny Fry
The mother of Jenny Fry believed her daughter suffered from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) and developed allergic reactions to Wi-Fi.
She began showing various symptoms including tiredness, headache, and bladder problems in November 2012, and those conditions would worsen each time she came closer to a wireless router.
On June 11, 2015 and after texting a friend that she planned to kill herself, Jenny was found hanging near her home in Chadlington, Oxfordshire.
She also left letters in which she implied her inability to cope with the Wi-Fi allergies anymore.
9 Julia Vins
Being likened to a Barbie Doll should make any teenage girl gloat with pride, but not for Julia Vins from Engels, Russia. Since childhood, her angelic face has always been compared to that of a doll.
While it wasn’t not necessarily a bad thing, Vins always thought she could much more than just being a pretty girl.
She was right; Vins is now a professional powerlifter with three world records to her name: 180kg squat, 102kg bench press, and 165kg dead lift.
The angelic face remains, but pretty is no longer the correct word to describe her now-muscular figure.
8 Arpit Gohil
Ectopia cordis is a rare medical disorder in which a person is born with organs growing outside of the body. The condition usually suggests very low life-expectancy, but a teenager from India named Arpit Gohil has defied the odds.
His heart grows outside of his rib cage, beneath a thin layer of skin. This means the vital organ has no rigid protection against even the slightest bump.
His diaphragm also doesn’t work due to the condition. Gohil had a normal childhood, and he is actually active as teenager. The last time we heard about Gohil was in late 2015; he was 18 years old then.
7 Luciana Wulkan
The stone man syndrome, scientifically referred to as Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, is a rare condition that causes the connective tissues of the body to become rigid over time.
It affects only 800 people worldwide, and a girl from Bolton, England is one of them.
Her name is Luciana Wulkan, who is now in her late teenage years.
Her muscles, ligaments, and tendons are slowly turning to bones, rendering her almost completely unable to perform even basic tasks.
She already has lost use of the right hand, but she still does her own make up.