You Will Never Believe That These People Really Exist In The World
February 10, 2015
People that look different are often abandoned by our society. Things are not always the same as we think. Behind his one’s look one might have a story that he can’t fight with. There are somethings that we have to just live with. The conditions you are about to see are either due to genes are just slightly odd habits.
The Man With Zero Percent Fat
Tom Staniford lives with Myelodysplastic (MPD) syndrome. It is a genetic problem in which his body is unable to store fat under his skin.
MPD is an extremely rare metabolic disorder, which is currently known to affect only eight people in the world.
People with MPD all share the ‘no fat whatsoever’ characteristics, which include the appearance of sunken eyes, cheeks, and withered lips.
In spite of his wasted frame Stanifords body thinks that he is obese, meaning he has type 2 diabetes.
But Staniford didn’t let the condition win over him. He can’t fight with that. But he tried to make his life better by himself. He was crowned British National Paracycling Champion in 2011.
The Girl Who Wore A Corset For 3 Years In A Row
Michelle Kobke (24) lives in Germany. She is obsessed with achieving the smallest waist in the world.
She has been wearing corsets for 3 years in a row having the belief she can alter her long term physical shape through reconditioning.
So far, by her try she has made the project successful and her physical alterations becoming noticeable.
After 3 years, even when she is not wearing a corset, her torso and waist maintain their altered shape.
The Boy With A Mole The Size Of His Entire Back
Didier Montalvo is a boy from Colombia. He was born with a medical disorder known as Congenital Melanocytic Nevus – AKA The Mole Disease.
Because of this disease he had a mole which sized same as his back. The mole was so large that it was taking and feeding from all his nourishments like a parasite.
Didier got to know that he was able to undergo surgery that separated him from the giant mole, and avoid physical defect in the process.
Before the surgery took place, some people within Didier’s community were afraid to go near him or touch him through fear that he was an evil spirit, or that the mole was contagious.
The Woman With Extremely Large Legs
Mandy Sellars is from Lancashire. She was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. It is a condition which causes huge lumps to develop on the skin and the bones to deform and thicken. It is very rare, and believed to affect only 120 people worldwide.
Mandy’s legs weigh 95kg and measure one meter in circumference.
Her feet are so large that she can wear regular shoes or drive regular cars. She requires to order specially fitted shoes, and a specially built car that she can drive.
While her treatment was going on, doctors were forced to amputate one of her legs after she acquired deep vein thrombosis and MRSA.
The Man With An Extremely Large Tumor On His Face
Jose Mestre is from Lisbon, Portugal. He developed a huge facial deformity which started growing in his lips when he was 14. Over the years the tumor grew to be over five kilograms in weight. Because of the problem Jose became blind in one eye, and suffered with great difficulty with his breathing.
He spent forty years of his life without treatment. The reason for not having treatment in his words are, “years of medical misinformation, some misdiagnosis, lack of finances. and reluctance to undergo surgery due to his religious beliefs.”
In 2011 Jose underwent four separate operations to remove his tumor and restore his face. Thankfully science has developed and the procedures was a successful.
The Man With An Extra Pair Of Arms And Legs
Rudy Santos from the Philippines suffers from an ultra rare condition. It is knows as Craniopagus Parasiticus or Parisitic Twin. He is the oldest person with this condition. He has an extra pair of arms and legs attached to his pelvis and abdomen. It developed into his body during pregnancy. His body absorbed the twin he might have. Rudy was part of a travelling freak show during the 70′s and 80′s. He earned the stage name ‘The Octoman.’ He was likened to God and women would line up to be with him. Rudy then disappeared and lived in poverty for a while.
In 2008, doctors examined him and told an operation was possible. Rudy declined as he had become fond of his extra limbs.
Now he is living with an extra pair of arms and legs.
The Man With Fungus All Over His Body
Dede Koswara is an Indonesian man. For most of his life, he has endured the extremely rare fungal infection Epidermodysplasia Verriciformis.
This causes large, hard fungal growths. Funguses are protrude from the skin which looks remarkably like tree bark. Performing basic functions has become very difficult as his hands were so heavy.
Dede has had successful operations in 2008 and 2011 to remove the fungus. It goes for a while. But again it grows back and there is no permanent cure for the condition.
There things in world that we don’t know. We should help and support these kind of people wherever we see them…!