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World’s Unluckiest People
World's Unluckiest People
"And we are complaining because of a sore throat, because we lost a client, or because our friends have just left us? Let's see how some of the unhappiest, unluckiest people are living".
Upon reading this article, I would like everyone to know that although these people suffer from extreme medical conditions, some of them are still able to live happy and fulfilled lives. Rather than saying they are unlucky, I would say they are challenged and I think it is inspiring that they have survived in society despite the odds. Below is what was reported.
Human Papilloma Virus infection
This Indonesia fisherman started to grow tree like warts in his body after cutting his knee as a teenager. When the situation became worse, Dede lost his job and his wife left him and their two kids. Subjected to ridicule and abuse in his own village, he is fighting for his survival.
Doctors have now recognized this as a case of severe Human Papilloma Virus infection, and his situation is slightly better now with surgery and medicine. Still, nothing to compare with "we" people.
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The man with no face
Jose Mestre, this 51 year old Portuguese man has one of the most extreme facial tumours ever seen in medical history. It started to develop when he was 11, apparently from a 15cm long birth mark.
"My face is ugly but my heart is not," he pleads. "I just want people to understand who I am.
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The Elephant man
Huang was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at age four. The doctors said it was too dangerous to operate on him. “When I went to school, people pointed and laughed at me. I have now got used to living like this.” He told. He also dreams that one day things might get brighter.
But Huang is not alone. Ou Guifeng, a 22 year old Chinese man from Southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, began to suffer from a similar disease at the age of two, and the growing numbers of tumours led to his right eye nearly blind, face twisted, liver impaired, and leg lame.
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The Bigfoot lady
Sellars is 33 years old and weighs 285 pounds. Her upper torso is a petite size 8 and accounts for only about 70 or 80 pounds of her weight. The rest is in her legs and feet.
“This is a very rare disorder. Certainly, less than one in a million,” said Dr. John Graham, director of clinical genetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “Proteus syndrome is named for the Greek God who could change his form. And because it was such an apt description of how these individuals rapidly change form from appearing relatively normal as young children to this startling overgrowth, the name has remained with the disorder ever since then.”
The Gorilla man
World's hairiest man
Yu Zhenhuan, who was officially named the world’s hairiest man by the Guinness Book of Records in 2002. 96% of Mr Yu’s body is covered with hair.
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Two souls, one body
Dicephalic Parapagus Conjoined twins
Abigail “Abby” Loraine Hensel and Brittany “Britty” Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are highly symmetric dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins. Each controls and senses her corresponding arm and leg; a third, rudimentary central arm was amputated in infancy. They both successfully passed their driver’s license exam, both the written and driving tests. They had to take the tests twice, once for each twin. Abby controls the pedals, radio, heat, defogger, and other devices located to the right of the driver’s seat, while Brittany controls the turn signal and lights; together, they control the steering wheel. They also want to visit the UK, so they can both have a chance to use their opposite controls.
In conversation, they are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. The twins’ preferences in food, clothing color, etc. differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g., each takes a bite of the same hamburger).
Abigail is better at mathematics and Brittany is better at writing. They both graduated from high school in 2008.