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One boy in a small Colombian town attracted attention of the whole community. Some folks even though he was cursed or had a direct connection with the dark powers!
Didier Montalvo developed a rare medical condition called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. People in his settlement just called him a “Turtle boy”. He had a huge tumor grown on his back and indeed it much resembled the turtle shell by its shape.
His mother Luz said: “He felt very bad before the surgery, it impeded him from doing a lot of the activities he enjoyed doing. When he heard people calling him “Turtle boy” he felt very sad and he would ask “Why do I have this?” It was a very difficult question to answer.”
Luckily, the tumor was removable. The family saved money for an expensive operation. Finally the boy was taken to UK, where he met other kids with such a condition. He had to undergo several operations, but the results are amazing!
Here is what his doctor Mr. Bulstrode said: “One of the main focuses for us was to try and get Didier to feel like he could reintegrate with society.”
Presently the “turtle boy” no longer deserves the name. His heavy “shell” which weighted about 20 percent of his body mass was successfully removed. The boy can have a normal life now!