Liu Jiangli is known as Little Monkey to her friends and family. It is thought that she suffers from werewolf syndrome, a condition that covers the body in black fur.
File photo of Cheng Junjie from Jilin province in China who suffers from a rare medical condition called werewolf syndrome
The Mirror newspaper informs readers that a schoolgirl was abandoned by her parents, who could not cope with her rare condition.
Liu Jiangli was only two years old when she was left at a nursery school. Due to Jiangli's rare condition, her body and face are partially covered with black fur. Carers at the nursery appealed in the local newspaper, for her family to come forward, but sadly the parents did not respond.
Jiangli's looks frightened the other children at nursery who did not want to play with her. At the age of just six Liu Jiangli has a thick covering of black fur on the left side of her face, and over 60% of the rest of her body, including the left ear. Although the condition causes her no pain, it is very itchy.
Jiangli was nicknamed, "little monkey". Fortunately, the grandfather of her cousin took full responsibility for Jiangli who could not form friends with other children. It is thought that Jiangli suffers from Werewolf Syndrome, although this is not known for certain. Liu Mingying has cared for the little girl ever since, but he worries that he won't be able to afford her education fees and that she will be bullied for the way she looks. Initially, even Mingying felt uncomfortable about the little girl's looks, but he now accepts her the way she is. Mingying is a maize farmer and has provided a loving home for Liu Jiangli.