Meet The Teenage Boy Known As ‘Elephant Man’ Due To His Disfigured Face (Viewers Discretion)
Bhupinder Singh, 16, from India, suffers from neurofibromatosis. He was born with a small tumour on his eyelid, but as he grew older it engulfed his face, leaving him unable to see properly. Singh, lives as a recluse because he is terrified people will stare at him and make cruel remarks.
The 16-year-old suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition which causes uncontrollable growths along the nerves. As a result, he is unable to see, eat or speak properly.
He was shunned from school because of his unusual appearance, leaving him too scared to leave the safety of his village where he is accepted by friends and family.
Medics advised the family to take Bhupinder to more specialist hospitals in New Delhi – but they couldn’t afford the treatment.