Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2 - Mayte Garcia

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Prince Mayte
Prince Mayte

What exactly is Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2 or better known as the disease that the child of Prince and his ex-wife, Mayte Garcia's son suffered from in the womb before dying shortly after birth? Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2, as explained by Mayte herself in her new memoir titled "The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince", is a "genetic disorder that causes skeletal and systematic abnormalities and the premature fusing of the bones in the skull, sometimes resulting in ‘cloverleaf skull,’ in which the eyes are outside the sockets. The fusion of bones in the hands and feet causing a webbed or pawlike appearance."


Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2 Mayte Garcia
Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2 Mayte Garcia

The genetic disorder took the life of Amiir and, according to Mayte, caused her marriage to Prince to fail. In the new book Mayte recounts that shortly after the death of their son Prince forced her to get up and get ready for Oprah's visit to their house. In 1996 there were rumors about Prince's son passing away or being deformed but when Oprah visited Prince made Mayte put on a smile and showed Oprah the playroom that he built for Amiir and pretended that everything was okay. 


Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2 Mayte Garcia
Pfeiffer Syndrome Type 2 Mayte Garcia

When People magazine asked Garcia why she wanted to make this information so public the now 43-year-old said that she's been making notes of her life but when it finally came time to write it it "took me back and I cried many tears. But I also think that it’s liberating."


What do you think about the memoir and Mayte's decision to publish it?





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