Operation succeeded: The boy whose neck hung at an angle of 180 degrees, finally sees the upright!
The boy whose neck was hanging at an angle of 180 degrees, finally sees the world in the right way after the surgery!
The student Mahendra Ahirwar, 13, suffers from a rare disorder that caused distortion of the neck to even 180 degrees, finally can see world normaly after the surgery that changed his life in India.
His neck was completely blocking the ability to sit, stand, go to the bathroom alone, walk, eat, and for all that he needed a help.
Thanks to the humanist Julie Jones from Liverpool, when she heard his story, she raised about £ 12,000 for his neck surgery, Mahendra has undergone a complete life transform . Now loves to go to school and now he can do a lot of things as well as his peers.
His parents are happy about the operation results, because the Mahendra is happy and says that he feels a difference. Before the surgery, he was very shy and did not speak, and now does not hide his feelings and his confidence is growing. As his father Mukesh Ahirwar said, it was desperate to see him like that.
Mahendra was born as a completely normal boy in Pradesh, central India, but when he that started to develop, his bones were getting weaker, then his neck began to bend.
A series of long years of attempts to find a treatment for Mahendra was unsuccessful.
Looking Mahendra sitting all day in the corner of the room in silence, it was not for his life, the parents had to be carried like a baby, and every time a doctor for them, it was devastating.
Long years of attempts to find a treatment for Mahendra was unsuccessful.
Looking Mahendra to sitting all day in the corner of the room in silence, it was not life for him, the parents had to carry him like a baby, and every time visiting a doctor, for them it was devastating.
After the story of Mahendra get headlines around the world, a spinal surgeon Dr. Krishnan Rajagopalan, from Apollo, Delhi, offered to help. He did a fantastic operation in which he opened the front neck, removed the discs from the neck and put there bone graft from his pelvis and then put a metal plate to ensure neck straight.
Now, after seven months Mahendra´s recovery is going better.
His parents did not think about his school because he was not able to go alone, but now they want to send him to school, as they say, they feel the full responsibility to educate him.
The family is happy with his recovery, and the doctor Dr Krishnan who operated, continues to control the state of the neck every three months and up to now, he was delighted with his progress. Mahendrin certainly deserves to have a normal life.