I was born with a rare genetic condition called, Chimerism. I Am My Own Twin or I can say, I’m a Chimera. I’m a fraternal twin who fused together with my sibling in the womb and carry their genetic makeup within my own body. Not only that, I’ve been told I have two immune systems and two bloodstreams. Also, everything on the left side of my body is slightly larger than the right side. I have a double tooth in the left side of my mouth and many sensitivities and allergies to foods, medications, supplements, jewelry, and insect bites. My body reacts to my twins DNA and cells as foreign matter, compromising my immune system to be much lower than an average person’s. Due to that, I unfortunately suffer with autoimmune and health challenges.
The interesting part about my condition is my physical abnormality. I have two different colors of skin pigmentation that split right down the center of my torso, front and back, but, only on the left side of my body. The different color pigmentation is my twin’s genetic makeup. Dr. Sean Nasseri, a graduate of Harvard Medical School who’s familiar with medical rarities and Chimerism, was the first doctor who recognized what my physical abnormality was. After seeing it, he said, You’re like striking gold in the medical field! Dr. Nasseri is now a well-respected, Beverly Hills ENT He has served as the residing doctor on American idol, Americas Got Talent and more.
Also, I had the opportunity through The Doctor’s Show to be examined by well-known genetisis, physician Dr. Brandon Colby, who specializes in Personal Genomics.