A boy with upside down head, Mahendra Ahirwar
The story of a boy with upside down head, Mahendra Ahirwar who’s parents struggled very much to get rid of his pain from which the boy is suffering from, his family also visited 50 doctors in India who said they couldn’t treat him. The unique story is promoted by Julie Jones from Liverpool to set up crowd-funding page which raised £12,000 for his treatment.
But now the teenager has undergone life-changing surgery by a former NHS surgeon after a mother-of-two from Liverpool set up a crowd-funding page raising £12,000 for treatment. Spinal surgeon Dr Rajagopalan Krishnan, from Apollo Hospital, in Delhi, performed the operation after Julie Jones made it possible.
In this story you come to know about how the parents of the boy struggle in their life to cure their child from this disease. And how his sister takes care of his brother.The boy is suffering from a rare condition called congenital myopathy which has made his muscles in his neck so weak his head would hang at a 180-degree angle. If you want to know more about his life watch his story will be aired on Channel 5’s Extraordinary People series tonight at 10pm.
Mahendra’s life was becoming an increasing struggle where he would have to rely on his mother to feed him, bath him and dress him.
He had surgery to correct the condition after Julie Jones, from Liverpool, (right) set up a crowd-funding page which raised the £12,000 needed for treatment.
Here he is pictured with his friends at home in Madhya Pradesh, India, prior to the surgery which should help his head become upright.
While his sister Manisha and little brother Surendra, eight, went to school and his older brother Lalit tried to find work he was left at home.
Julie Jones, 35, poses for a picture with Dr Rajagopalan Krishnan, a senior consultant and spinal surgeon, at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, India where Mahendra had the life-changing surgery.