‘It’s not a pretty sight’: this Pretoria family suffers from a rare disease that causes them unbearable pain and heavy swelling

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The Dafel family (from front): twins Joshua and Reuben, mom Marietjie, daughter Mea, son Marcus and dad Henning. (PHOTO: Supplied)
The Dafel family (from front): twins Joshua and Reuben, mom Marietjie, daughter Mea, son Marcus and dad Henning. (PHOTO: Supplied)

The Dafels from Pretoria look like a typical South African family.

They go to work, attend school, play rugby and hockey and enjoy family meals together.

But things aren’t as normal as they appear.

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