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Little Girl With Premature Aging Condition Becomes Target Of Online Bullies

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A 6-year-old girl with a premature aging disease has been the target of vicious online bullying and even death threats. Adalia Rose Williams suffers from Progeria. The condition causes her little body to age quickly.

Adalia Rose Williams’ proud mommy shared photos of her daughter dancing Gangnam Style and singing an old Vanilla Ice song, Radar Online notes. The energetic little Texan weighs just 14 pounds and may not even lives past her 13th birthday.

Progeria causes the little girl to have a unique appearance that often causes stares from strangers, Gawker notes. Adalia’s parents tell the child the reason people sneak long glances is because they have never before seen an angel.

A Facebook page and website the little girl’s mother created so she can share her progress with friends and relatives have more than six million fans. Unfortunately, not everyone who visits the online venues to learn of Adalia’s inspiring story are kind-hearted.

One online bully posted posted, “Kill is before it lays eggs.” Another cruel comment stated, “This is the reason abortion should be legal.” One poster voiced his opposition to people who call Adalia Rose Williams beautiful – he compared her looks to his “ballsack.”

One of the death threats posted about Adalia Rose online read:

“I’m going to find where you live. I’m gonna come to your house, I’m gonna chop you up, and rape yoru mother in front of you, and cut off your arms.”

Multiple Facebook groups have been created that appear to exist solely to taunt the little girl with Progeria. Names of the Facebook pages include “Adalia Rose is a Veiny Testicle Head” and “Adalia Rose Should Have Been Aborted.” Online rumors stating the child has died also circulate online, prompting RIP messages on the little girl’s Facebook page.progeria adalia rose

Undaunted by the horrifically cruel posts, Adalia and her family continue to share her joyous moments and inspire others.

[Images Via: Amelia Rose Williams Facebook]

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140 Responses to “Little Girl With Premature Aging Condition Becomes Target Of Online Bullies”

  1. Laurel M Ashley

    It is hard for me to understand how some people have such pathetic lives of their own that they spend their time being pointlessly vile and abusive.

  2. Keith Summers

    how are those facebook pages allowed to exist since the facebook policy prohibits bullying?

  3. Maureen McCarthy

    The people in this world sicken me. That little girl is beautiful. I hope she is shielded from this mess. There should be more laws against this kind of thing. It is going to get to the point people are going to take matters into their own hands and give them a taste of old school. This baby and her family should not have to be subjected to this kind of behavior.

  4. Glenda Wilson

    She has very smart, loving and caring parents. She REALLY is one of GODS angels. And Bullies need to remember that what goes around comes around in ways that would take them unaware.

  5. Elsa Castilleja

    The day will come for the awful ppl.I HOPE THEY SUFFER! She's a very pretty lil girl. More hope 4 life then other people around.

  6. Amanda E. Pence Hughes

    She is just adorable and anyone who says bad things should be very ashamed of theirselves.

  7. Karen Sunshine Marschner-Cassel

    Typical Teenage behavior, No different then bullies in grade or high school.No manners or conscious in children these days.Adalia you are a awesome person! God bless you! Forget the ones who have no respect for life as I know you do. God bless.

  8. Jodi Sanzo Waits

    Anyone that would taunt or bully this girl or ANY CHILD handicapped or not, is disgusting, vile and sick. They need to get a life of their own and that life should include some serious mental help. God Bless this girl and her family. Stand strong and know that you are beautiful INSIDE AND OUT. <3

  9. Brandon Johnson

    People that say things like this is the reason that I'm pro choice, I hope she has many more wonderful years ahead of her

  10. Eric Jimenez

    Little Angel on earth – She is a role model of love and persistence!

  11. Sades L

    I'm sorry this family must deal with the ignorant, cold-hearted, disrespectful parasites in this world. I find it horrible that these bullies are allowed a long life and feel the need to use it as a way to belittle others while a person with so much life and love have so little time with us. these people who feel the need to put down a 6 year old are just a waste of energy… ignore their hateful insecurities with themselves, their ugliness shows through their comments. Amelia, please continue to smile and live you are what makes the world a greater place and keep us all hopeful there is still love, hope, and beauty in this world… shine through the darkness little angel.

  12. Mark Lysle

    And these lower life forms attacking this little girl are who? Some of would love to know, so we can return the favor hundredfold. Turn the tables and let them feel what it's like to be bullied.

  13. Alexia Sapounas

    It is very disturbing to hear that some people who are so bored with their lives need to bully and send death threats to get attention. It is just sickening to hear what these people are doing, Shame on them for saying all of these horrible things to this beautiful little girl. We need stronger laws to fight off bullying.

  14. Mandee Lynn

    My boyfriend even said she pretty, "Like a barbie doll". <3 I love this man!

  15. Mandee Lynn

    My boyfriend even said she pretty, "Like a barbie doll". <3 I love this man!

  16. Amy Kochan Hemming

    Those are threats and the police should exhaust every measure to apprehend them and bring them to justice. I have been a fan of her page for quite a while and find this disgusting.

  17. Chelly Smith

    SHOULDN'T A PERSON MAKING A THREAT TO FIND HER HOME AND MAKE SUCH A THREAT BE FOUND AND ARRRESTED? HORRIBLE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD!

  18. Deborah Jarvis

    Some people are born with no Heart – totally self centered = I pity you! Luckily the little girl and her family have huge support around the world! ( Australia) She is living her life the best she can!

  19. Sherri C. Moore

    people who speak of God's children in such a way better be careful because God does not like it when you do such horrific things to his own….Don't you realize that you are actually doing this to God, for it is written ""He will answer them, 'I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you failed to do for one of my brothers or sisters, no matter how unimportant [they seemed], you failed to do for me.' Matt. 25"45, in other words, whatever you say about this little child you are also saying it to God. Better think before you say things.

  20. Jeni Wyckoff Blomberg

    there should be something done to STOP the postings & fb pages of the bullies. IF we're being watched & monitored SO much, WHY can't YOU filter these creeps out? to the family of adailia rose, keep on doin' what you're doin' and IGNORE the stupid, sick people of the world. she's precious & I bless you all for the time you have w/her.

  21. Sandra Croom Broussard

    Have people lost their compassion? Here is a little girl who was born with progeria. She and her family are trying to have a decent life, and we have mean people out there saying awful things. Adalia may you and your family be Blessed. Jesus loves Us All!

  22. Amanda Ford

    she is beautiful! these people who make fun of her will have their day of judgement and explain why they are cruel and hurtful human beings.

  23. Cynthia Gill

    You keep being happy Lil Sunshine. You will later get your wings while u sit in heaven and watch satan and his boys tear up those haters. People should not be so cruel to children. God has your back my Princess.keep your head up, live long and enjoy the life that GOD has given you. You may be hated by some, but you are loved by more. I am one who love you!

  24. Opinionated, Outspoken & Often Outraged

    No one deserves to be bullied, well except the bullies – and most of them were probably bullied themselves and lack self-esteem. However on the opposite side if we condone any bullying, we condone it all. We need to learn to be kind to each other – as each of us are struggling with our own problems. The first step to end bullying is to teach those around us to stop judging – that's where the hatred starts and where there is hate, there is judgement, and then a seed is planted for a bully – and when we judge them as they do others all we do is fertilize the hate and judgement they have. So we need to lead by example, and sometimes that means making friends with our enemy.

  25. Alieux D. Casey-George

    Just when I think people can't get any lower, I'm surprised again. This hurts my heart. I hope she has many wonderful years. I truly believe, in my heart, that there's a special, hotter section of hell reserved for these awful people.

  26. Candice Smith

    just because people think that they have the perfect baby/babies don't mean they have to sit there and and say such horrible things about a little girl who has an incurable disease. just shut up and get on with your life. good for her and her mother to be going on with their life as they should. props to her mother for continuing to post such beautiful pictures of her daughter. you should love your child no matter what they have. you go girls.

  27. Sue Edwards

    Unfortunately, social media brings out the cowardly hateful beings in this society! To me she's beautiful and a gift from God! I hope those disgusting Facebook accounts are reported and deleted!

  28. Fay Thacker

    It seems to me a death threat is cause enough for a warrant to get the bastard who posted it,,,, I know they can do it.. If it were a threat toward a government official they would find the sonofabitche and hang him,,, she deserves the same justice, or rather than hang him,, have a lottery and pick 10 moms to have 15 minuets with the asshole,,

  29. Fay Thacker

    It seems to me a death threat is cause enough for a warrant to get the bastard who posted it,,,, I know they can do it.. If it were a threat toward a government official they would find the sonofabitche and hang him,,, she deserves the same justice, or rather than hang him,, have a lottery and pick 10 moms to have 15 minuets with the asshole,,

  30. Cynthia Duprey

    I went ahead of reported one of the pages the other I couldint find I hope those idiots rot in hell where they belong god bless adalia rose.

  31. Cynthia Duprey

    I went ahead of reported one of the pages the other I couldint find I hope those idiots rot in hell where they belong god bless adalia rose.

  32. Patty Rivette

    these people are the one's who should have been aborted.some people don't deserve to even be alive because of the harm they cause the innocent.this is sic, with all caps.plus you are all a##-h.

  33. Cynthia Menard

    Its so cruel for any one who wishes this child of god any harm,what makes them think they are better.she a angel,some people are heartless cruel lost soul damned for nothing postive are good in there lives.

  34. Melody Campbell Pletzer

    Poor little beautiful Adalia Rose! These internet bullies are beyond sick, they should be locked up. I'd like to ask everyone to do as I did and do an FB search for Adalia Rose and Adelia Rose, then report every disgusting bullying page out there. Let's get them off and keep them off FB, for Adalia Rose!

  35. Carol Ann McConnell

    I hope to see more of you on face book you are so amazing to even show that children with Progeria are stronger then all those that are bullying other kids need to stop there bullying I don't think they would like to be bully buy other kids just hold your head up and enjoy the time you do have because you are beautiful and other kids know that and just have to get over their self and grow up.

  36. Charlene Mambretti Wrisley

    Please don't lump all children together, most children look more on the inside then the outside and it is up to us, the adults in there life, to make sure they keep doing just that!it is only has they get older that they start to notice what others look like on the outside.

  37. Harley Quinn

    Well, I'm for freedom of speech.

    It's sad that it happened to this little girl, but you know what. It happens to everyone. Luckily she's famous.

    (However with being famous and adored- you gotta deal with the bad.. Look at celebrities. This is what they complain about from paparazzi

  38. James Arthur Wormull

    Really? The devil? Believing that humans do terrible things because of your fable book stories is just plain naive. Wake up

  39. Harley Quinn

    Now I won't put myself in a low position to call her ugly- because I'm not cruel. I Hope that when she grows up, she will have created an awareness about her illness and maybe even find someone to share her life with… I hope she doesn't suffer.

  40. Charlene Mambretti Wrisley

    I guess I just don;t understand how anyone could say such hateful things to a little girl, one who was born with a condition that makes her age much faster then one should, why, why, it just makes no since, they must be truly evil):): I love her name especially since rose is a name that has been given to many girls in our family because it was my grandmothers name, a wonderful name for a wonderful little girl God bless her heart<3.

  41. Pamela VonSeggen Saffran

    My heart goes out to her. Hold your head high sweetly because God loves you no matter what mean people may think. You are beautiful!

  42. Sherene Kain

    This should be reported, she is one of Gods CHILDREN ANDIV'E seen the show she was on tv and I fell in love with her Who could be hateful or so mean , I hope they get what's coming to them !

  43. Michele Perry

    What the hell is wrong with people? This is a child who has a disease that's going to shorten her life.I truly believe in Karma. What these fools say will come back to haunt them.She IS a beautiful child and I wish her and her family much love and happiness.

  44. Michele Perry

    Exactly,Keith! These "people" need to have their accts closed for good!

  45. Michele Perry

    Derpy? (appropriate name,btw!) How is making a loving page exploiting this child? Stick to your muffins and stay out of ADULT conversations! Geezus!

  46. Wendy LeFevre

    Seems the Anonymous needs to get involved w/ this one. Find out who these bullies are and expose their ugly faces.

  47. Lee Ann Guillergan

    Some of those horrific comments written by persons who have children of their own & they wander where the bullies come from. They are, in effect, creating them! God bless Adalia & her parents.

  48. Erica Floyd

    She is absolutely adorable :). Bullying is a sign of weakness and ignorance….it's unfortunate but there are alot of weak and ignorant people in this world :(

  49. Ashley Nicole Tracy

    What the HELL is wrong with people? This little girl is a beautiful miracle!

  50. Ashley Nicole Tracy

    I literally felt sick when I saw this. I remembered me and my friends calling Pook "Lil ol man" when she was born bc of her preemie wrinkles but who would say the kind of things these dirtbags are saying to this little baby girl?

  51. Leah DeAngelis Koehnke

    It would be a blessing to meet this little angel! I have no word for the evil people that make negative comments. Her mother should be proud of raising such a vibrant and happy girl. I would post to showcase her beauty as well. I pray for those evil people because Karma stinks and I know they will suffer in some way for their evilness. Probably already are! God Bless Adalina and her family!

  52. Mary Hollingsworth- Lowe

    James Arthur Wormull I'd rather be a Christian and be wrong than be an hate filled jerk like you and be wrong.

  53. Mary Hollingsworth- Lowe

    This will sound so bad – but – I hope these hateful people realize the karma is a b!&*%. Maybe they wouldn't be so quick to be hateful if it was their relative, sibling or better yet – their child. We can only wish GOD teaches them empathy….the hard way. That poor little girl is a gift from GOD. the fact she made it this long is amazing. It wasn't so long ago that those with this condition didn't live passed infancy or the toddler yrs. Advances in science have helped families spend more time with their precious child. GOD bless this little girl and her family. However, instead of making it so anyone can just coment – you should have to message and request to be a part of the page.

  54. Karen Brown

    How cruel can some people be! Maybe if they stopped to think that this could have been their child that has this disease, I bet they would change their tune really quick! This just makes me sick, these horrible comments about a 6 yr old little firl. She didn't ask for this & yet these horrible comments/people that say these things is just not funny whatsoever~~I have friended Adalia & I have to say she is one great inspiration~~~she has the cutest personality & lives life to the fullest she can. WTF is wrong with the guy who made the comment about abortion & raping the mother~~~~what kind of sick people are we dealing with here. REALLY people, get a life & leave Adalia & her family alone. Not hurting you in any way, is this your way of TRYING to get attention? Creeps!

  55. Crystal Lopez

    It is a shame how some people live their lives with nothing else to do than to torment those less fortunate. I thank God that I have his favor and so does this little girl.

  56. Kathy Murphy Spencer

    I WENT TOO SCHOOL WITH A BROTHER AND SISTER WITH THIS CONDITION AND THEY WERE MY BEST FRIENDS TILL THEY COULD NO LONGER GO TO SCHOOL KEEP ON POSTING PLZ.

  57. Wendy Di Bene

    All children are gifts from god. She is a sweet little girl. With some awesome moves lol. Can not believe people can be so curl to someone so beautiful.

  58. Pamela Mcdonald

    OK…so what are the authorities doing about this? Death threats? last I heard..its illegal to threaten people….and don't tell me they cant find them…my son is only 23 and can follow any I.P. address to the location of the computer….lets see some arrests here….and while youre at it…how about screening these posts? someone needs to be doing their job here…….

  59. Melissa Shetsky Scott

    that is so pathetic. people taunting and bullying this girl and her family. who does that? just cruel.

  60. Latashia Thompson

    Dance like u have never danced before…don't let the evils of this world steal ur joy…u r Gods beautiful blessing…continue to smile bc no weapon formed against u shall prosper

  61. Adela Conde

    Those cruel comments were made by furture serial killers who have nothing in their pethetic little lives to look forward to. they are weak minded people who probably live in swallor and get off on picking on those who are special in God's heart. I pray that this little angel and her family continue to share their courage and faith with us, because with out such special people like them , WE are most certainly lost!

  62. Lisa Concagh Gilbert

    This kind of crap gets my blood boiling! Poor sweet girl.

  63. Christine Angelastro Rodriguez

    It would be extremely interesting to get a look at the people doing the bullying….people who bully others are often insecure with themselves and therefore have to take it out on others..sad pathetic little minds!

  64. Crysta Methfessel

    The people that are saying rude, crude and mean things about her need to have Karma come and bite them in the ass and hard.

  65. Naia Monkyavich

    O.K….People, these offenses are criminal and cyber bullying should be considered a crime. AFTERALL< it is threats and threatening people is ILLEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY…STOP THIS OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOR AND MAKE CYBER BULLIES DO PRISON TIME!

  66. Naia Monkyavich

    yEAH, and the evil scum need to do prison time! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  67. Zeeko Zappo

    Just because someone does not believe in anything supernatural such as god or the devil and is concerned for the human race as a whole because of such things as organized religion, which is totally justified I may add does not make them hate filled or a bad person. Grow up and stop being so bigoted. In fact I know more people who are full of contempt for others that are religious than my friends who have no belief. Oh and PS I am against bullying in any form, there's lots of sick people out there and it sucks.

  68. Deej Smith

    I say use this as a fishing line to find the facebook cowards and and charge them with child abuse. That is not freedom of speech it's verbal abuse and terroristic threats. Somebody stop them please and send a message that this will not be tolerated.

  69. Rob Worthington

    I agree with most of you just beat the hell out of the stupid fucks, you know? Some say this is not the way to handle things but beating the hell out of people should be legal just the stupid ones. And yes find these people and never let them use a computer again. You post these things on here but you do nothing about it, at school they do nothing about bulling on the streets they do nothing. But when I see something like this you better believe that I step in and I'm not nice about it I don't care if I go to jail I'm making a stand. God bless this small child.

  70. Rob Worthington

    I agree with most of you just beat the hell out of the stupid fucks, you know? Some say this is not the way to handle things but beating the hell out of people should be legal just the stupid ones. And yes find these people and never let them use a computer again. You post these things on here but you do nothing about it, at school they do nothing about bulling on the streets they do nothing. But when I see something like this you better believe that I step in and I'm not nice about it I don't care if I go to jail I'm making a stand. God bless this small child.

  71. Ashley Bearden

    people are completely disgusting! I hate that we live in a world of such hate that people like these prey on even children with disabilities. this child is more beautiful then any of those people will ever be and I hope they get what's coming to them.

  72. Ashley Bearden

    people are completely disgusting! I hate that we live in a world of such hate that people like these prey on even children with disabilities. this child is more beautiful then any of those people will ever be and I hope they get what's coming to them.

  73. Neni Mehrhoff

    Tell them to come on… we will all be sitting on her porch with guns. I'm sure the bullies will get the picture….

  74. Leopara Bates

    unfortunately a LOT of sites like that and others JUST as disgusting get put up. example? 'fibromyalgia is a joke' WTF?! people REALLY need to get lives. if more people see these sights and tell their friends about them, mass reporting to FB admin can get them taken down. i've helped get a few hater pages knocked down and it is SO satisfying.

  75. Leopara Bates

    what a bunch of scumbags! I visited her page and sent them some positive feedback (the video of her singing a grease song is too cute for words!) we need to find these pages and mass report against them to fb admin to get them taken down. this shit is just WRONG on so many levels. sounds to me like THEY are the candidates for proof as to why abortion needs to be kept legalized. not some sweet innocent young lady who probably won't even live to attend highschool -which sad to say is in a way fortunate for her because teenagers are cruel and stupid. I'd hate to hear what kind of treatment she'd get in the school corridors (shudder).

  76. Leopara Bates

    what a bunch of scumbags! I visited her page and sent them some positive feedback (the video of her singing a grease song is too cute for words!) we need to find these pages and mass report against them to fb admin to get them taken down. this shit is just WRONG on so many levels. sounds to me like THEY are the candidates for proof as to why abortion needs to be kept legalized. not some sweet innocent young lady who probably won't even live to attend highschool -which sad to say is in a way fortunate for her because teenagers are cruel and stupid. I'd hate to hear what kind of treatment she'd get in the school corridors (shudder).

  77. Daniel Hunt

    I believe people who bully, or try to hurt other people – have pain & hate of their own and think it is a way of venting it. She is an angel, I've watched TV shows of people with this (Progeria) and/or dwarfs, and they are sweethearts!

  78. Leopara Bates

    a friend of mine saw this and looked up the pages. when she gets home we're starting a mass report/ban/block campaign. (rubs hands together cackling evilly) prepare to go down hard haters.

  79. Mark Lysle

    I just reported all of the pages, especially the one titled "Kill Adalia Before It Lays Eggs." Looking down that page's timeline, it's apparent the proprietor of the page has serious issues towards any disabled person.

    God help any one of these douche-cannons if they ever cross my path. 'Cause they WILL come to know the meaning of emotional pain and humiliation.

  80. Sam Estes

    It's not hard for me to understand these idiots who post ugly comments on any blog. America has raised a generation of ingrates who are lazy, immoral, and who have no compassion for their fellow human beings. I could almost bet who they voted for if they were even able to vote…

  81. Amy Holley Weaver

    I think children with progeria are beautiful. The few that have opened up their lives on tv have shown to be happy children. It's hard to believe they can be so strong, yet be so sick. I think they are adorable, lovable and sweet souls. I look forward to the day no child has to live with such a horrible disease. Shame on people that make fun of a child, especially one facing such an unknown future.

  82. Anna Weaver Scheibelhood

    I don't know how these people sleep at night. anyone saying anything detrimental to that poor child should be punished someway. I think bullying is purely ignorance and why no one can stop it is ridiculous and they shouldn't be able to do it through the internet. actually they should be very easy to find also because of the internet. someone should do something. this has to stop. the suicides and the life of this child and probably more like her should be more important in this world than all the bs going on now. God Bless u and your family!

  83. Sam Estes

    Derpy (Mistress of Muffins) You have no defense. One can't cause bullying, it's in you to be a bully or not, it's a choice! Anyone who bullies or condones it has a mental defect…

  84. Sam Estes

    No more laws. We have millions of laws on the books and look at what's happening to this world. Laws can't change people, only God can change peoples hearts.

  85. Harley Alderson

    Elsa Castilleja i have reported pages like that in the past and guess what facebook says they aint violating terms of service and all that bs. facebook only goes after people who atack their agenda they are the root of the problem their double standards suck i been deactivated for saying the word f'ing sh*t before

  86. Harley Alderson

    Sherene Kain amen that little girl brightens many a dark day for me looking at her pictures and watching her videos. i have no kids of my own but i consider her my princess. im so angry right now i want to find each and everyone of those m-effers and tear them down to the point where they would want to end their own existance but thats not what she would want it angers me so bad.

  87. Ruth Hardcastle

    Some horrible people out there. Kids can be the worst since they don't really understand the consequences if nobody has explained it to them.

  88. Ruth Hardcastle

    Some horrible people out there. Kids can be the worst since they don't really understand the consequences if nobody has explained it to them.

  89. Sandy Ciocchi Perrin

    If this child were black and the haters said such things the Feds would be all over them. This is as much a hate crime as anything that ever got said about blacks, gays or any other group. And who could see anything wrong with creating a web page to educate others about this dreadful disease, nothing exploitative about it at all.

  90. Samantha Brooke

    Bullying anyone is sick, however a 6 YEAR OLD? That's so pathetic its disgusting. Think before you speak, because karma is a bitch.

  91. Bonnie Jeans

    UNREAL, AGAIN WHATS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD. BUT I TRULY BELIEVE IN KARMA AND THEIR DAY WILL COME!!!

  92. Judy Redding

    What is wrong with these ignorant "people" and I use that term loosely. I guess that they don't have the brains that God gave a runaway mule. All they are is a bunch of sick pathetic losers that have too much on their minds to do anything else but make sick remarks and threats to this poor child and her family. I hope that they get what they deserve in their miserable lives.

  93. Judy Redding

    There must be ways to find out who these sickos are and report them to someone. They all deserve to spend a lot of time locked up in a little padded cell where no one can hear them when they yell out for help.