Neighborhood abandons eight-year-old boy who is popping to stone

Mehendi Hassan
Within the distant village of Dona Raninagar in northern Bangladesh, an eight-year-old boy named Mehendi Hassan has been hit with a uncommon pores and skin illness that’s turning his total physique to stone. The one regular a part of Mehendi’s physique is his head.

Because of the unusual illness, Mehendi has been fully shunned by the entire neighborhood wherein he lives. This has compelled Mehendi to remain indoors all his life. Neighborhood leaders declare Mehendi terrifies different youngsters when he comes into contact with them.

Mehendi has been left remoted, with no entry to training and social life. Whereas Mehendi’s face seems to be regular, the remainder of his physique is roofed in thick, scaly pores and skin, making it troublesome for him to stroll or contact something.

In keeping with Mehendi’s mom, even his grandmother detests him, and has been ridiculing the poor boy’s situation.

Mehendi is claimed to be struggling to even put on garments, because the slightest of friction to his pores and skin is excruciating. Mehendi was compelled out of college as a result of discrimination and bullying by different pupils.

Mehendi’s mom Jahanara Begum defined the ordeal of her son: “Different youngsters detest him. Individuals discover him filthy due to his situation. He has been house for eight years as a result of each time he goes out, villagers get scared and say unhealthy issues to him. Everybody hates him, nobody likes to see him or eat in entrance of him. Not even my mother-in-law. I urge authorities to assist my little one. It upsets him so I maintain him at house. He all the time cries out in ache. It’s devastating to see him struggling.”

In keeping with Jahanara and her husband Abul Kalam Azad, she gave beginning to a really wholesome boy. Mehendi reportedly weighed 12 kilos when he was born. However after solely 12 days, Jahanara stated she and her husband seen minor rashes on his physique.

They ignored it, pondering it was mosquito bites, however quickly the rashes unfold from his heel to his stomach, and inside three months, his fingers, chest and again have been starting to cowl in a thick, scaly pores and skin.

The involved mother and father consulted varied native medical doctors, making an attempt all types of medicines to heal their son, however nothing might management the outbreak. Pissed off and broke, they ultimately stopped his remedy.

Mehendi’s father, Azad, is a van driver who earns a low wage. Mr Azad revealed he has spent what little financial savings he needed to remedy his son, however to no avail. In keeping with him, the household has tried many medical doctors, physicians and pores and skin specialists, however none might remedy or inform the reason for the unusual illness.

“No physician might diagnose the illness. All of them say he suffers from a uncommon pores and skin illness however nobody has been capable of remedy him. I’ve no cash left. No matter little I might earn from driving a van, I spent it on his remedy. At any time when I might save a little bit, say £10, I’d take him to medical doctors. Ultimately, all my financial savings and earnings have been exhausted on his remedy however there was no remedy. Pissed off, I finished taking him to medical doctors. For final 12 months he has not seen any physician,” Mr Azad stated concerning the scenario of his son.

Physicians consider Mehendi’s case is extreme, however are nonetheless clueless as to what the situation is, what prompted it, and if it may be cured. A pediatrician, Dr. Mohammad Emdadul Haque, was quoted by MailOnline as saying: “He was dropped at us for remedy. The affected person is affected by a uncommon type of pores and skin illness. We don’t obtain such circumstances usually. It’s onerous to say what he’s affected by. Now we have referred him to superior pores and skin specialists.”

Mehendi’s mom is all the time in tears over the devastating situation of his son. She is interesting to the Bangladeshi authorities, in addition to all philanthropic organizations or people to assist the household remedy their son’s unusual illness.

“I urge authorities to please come ahead and assist me along with his remedy in order that he can also stay as a traditional human. I’ve been struggling rather a lot elevating him up. Seeing him in ache is insufferable,” she stated.

Mehendi is being affected by this unusual pores and skin illness. We urge philanthropic organizations or people who can present some form of assist to make contact with the household in Bangladesh. Anyone who can present assist ought to contact Caters Information Company on Fb or on this quantity +44 121 616 1100. The information company has been carefully following the disturbing situation of Mehendi.