On the 26'th of August, The Today Show ran a segment a vitiligo. It featured Darcel de Vlugt, a 23 year old girl that was born black and lost all her pigment due to vitiligo.
Her disease began as a few white spots on her forearm at the age of five. As the years passed, she developed patches on her legs and forehead, that later spread to the rest of her body. By the age of 17 Darcel's transformation was complete.
Her family believes that the disease was triggered by the stress of moving at such a young age (Darcel's father worked for the UN and they traveled all around the world)
Miss de Vlugt's skin is very sensitive to sunlight so she constantly protects herself wearing a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 100.
A few years back, Darcel was given the option to bleach the few black patches she still had but she decided against it, hoping that all the treatments would eventually work. Unfortunately that was not the case. Her body is now all white, not a single spot of black pigment left.