Saturday, 28 April 2012

The boy with a tortoise back

A boy, dubbed "turtle boy", because of a gaint mole that covered his back like a shell, can now live a normal life, thanks to a british surgeon.

Didier Montalvo, six, from Colombia, had the rare condition Congenital Melanocytic Nevus.

There was a chance the growth could turn malignant but Didier's mother, Luz, could not raise the money for the operation. 

But thanks to leading plastic surgeon, Neil Bulstrode, who operated on him  FREE after hearing of his plight. Didier can now grow up as any other child. 

Culled from njglitaz

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