Boy born with head UPSIDE-DOWN



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We bring you another weird gist from India, a little boy going through pains that is rare to behold.
Mahendra Ahirwar, 12 from Madhya Pradesh in central India, suffers from a rare condition that his head hangs at a 180-degree angle.
This means Mahendra's neck is constantly bent and he is restricted to a sitting position, unable to stand or walk, because of his weak backbone.

The young boy can just about crawl, but needs help when eating and going to the toilet.
His parents, Mukesh Ahirwar, 40 and Sumitra Ahirwar, 35, who work as labourers have to no avail contacted more than 50 doctors across the country - but none have been able to diagnose their son's condition.
His mother said: "I cannot see him suffer anymore. Watching his life is devastating."
Mrs Ahirwar said that her son is forced to sit in the corner of the room for a whole day, which is no life for a young child.
She added: "I have to carry him like a baby everywhere but he is 12-years-old, how will I carry him when he grows even older?
"If doctors cannot treat my son it is better that God takes him."
Disturbingly, locals have insisted Mr Ahirwar's past is to blame for his son's disability.





Mrs Ahirwar, who is also mother to 16 and 10-year-old sons and a 14-year-old daughter, did not attend a doctor when she was pregnant with Mahendra.
The couple say they only noticed their son's head was hanging to the side when he was around six-months-old. Mr Ahirwar said: "At first we thought he was just a little weak and he'd be fine in time, but by his third birthday he wasn't able to keep his head upright at all. "
The family have since been forced to borrow money from friends and relatives to fund their son's treatment, with Mr Ahirwar only earning around Rs200 (£2) a day working on construction sites.
But in the past two years, they made the devastating decision to stop taking Mahendra to the doctors.
Mr Ahirwar said: "I took him to all the hospitals that I could afford."
India's premier hospital and All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi were also unable to determine a diagnosis for the child after the family spent two weeks there.
He added: "With a broken heart we returned home and decided to raise him and try to give him as comfortable a life that we can."



Speaking of his struggles, Manhendra's father said that "people say bad things about him and they laugh at him."
He added: It really hurts us. We cannot tolerate people's attitude and discrimination.
"They say I must have committed some terrible sins and this is why he is suffering. It's awful."
Mahendra does not attend school, so his only friends are his siblings and cousins.
Doctor Shashidhar Tatavarthy, an ear, nose and throat consultant at Delhi’s Artemis Hospital, believes Mahendra has a muscular disorder.
He said: “This is one of the rarest of rare cases. His condition could be due to a spine anomaly or muscular disorder, but it can only be concluded after a thorough investigation.
But Mr Ahirwar is still hoping for a miracle.
He added: “I still have so many hopes and dreams for him. I want to see him go to school and play with other kids.
"I want to see him living a normal life and I am hoping that my wish will be fulfilled one day."

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