Alex Lewis, who lost both legs and an arm to flesh-eating bug, will lose last limb. Alex Lewis, 34, thought he had caught a cold when he fell ill last NovemberHe actually had strep A which caused septicaemia and toxic shock syndromeHis organs started to shut down and he spent a week in a coma in hospitalHe had to have both his legs and an arm amputated after they turned blackMr Lewis also lost part of his nose and his lips as doctors fought to save himHe finally, returned home to his family this month but faced months of rehabOn Friday as he tried to roll over he broke his remaining arm in three places Hospital scans revealed the bacteria had infected his bones weakening themNow faces surgery to remove his last remaining limb and reconstruct his lips By Lizzie Parry.
Pro fisherman Clay Dyer born with no arms or legs lands fish using neck and shoulder. Professional fisherman Clay Dyer, 36, was born without arms or legsTook up fishing as a child in Tennessee and caught first fish aged eightNow competes in Bassmaster Open Series landing more than 7,000 fishUses arm and shoulder to cast, and partial right arm to control reel By Chris Pleasance Published: 11:59 GMT, 10 June 2014 | Updated: 16:04 GMT, 10 June 2014 A man born with no arms of legs has fulfilled his dream of being a pro fisherman and now competes in one of the world’s top tours.
Teenager Hunter Steinitz's agony over rare skin condition harlequin ichthyosis. Hunter Steinitz, 18, has the genetic condition harlequin ichthyosisIt causes her skin to become thickened and dry all over her bodyShe cannot close her eyes, wears a wig, and is in danger of dehydrationThe condition means her skin doesn't contain fatty moisture between the skin cells By Emma Innes.
'What's wrong with our son?': Two-year-old boy leaves doctors baffled with his rare and undiagnosable condition. Aidan Jackoviak Smith was born prematurely with a growth on his face and at 3-weeks-old he started to suffer regular fits that left him brain damagedDoctors remain unable to diagnose him but hope to work out what is wrong with him by a process of eliminationThey now suspect he suffers with CLOVES Syndrome, a rare condition that causes blood vessel, skin and spinal abnormalitiesParent say illness has been emotional and financial strain - father Karl had to give up work for become full-time carer and mother Vikki works part-timeUntil Aidan is definitively diagnosed they cannot approach a charity for help and are in £10,000 of debt because of increased living costs By Rachel Reilly Published: 16:59 GMT, 4 July 2013 | Updated: 07:45 GMT, 5 July 2013 A two-year-old boy who suffers with a severe facial deformity and may never learn to walk or talk has baffled doctors with his undiagnosable condition.
Scroll down for video ‘That’s when it hit home,’ said father Karl. Factory worker gets new 'pincer hands' after industrial accident. 18-year-old Wang Jin's hands were mangled in a hammer machine Surgeons used remaining digits to create a pair of claw-like appendagesHe can now move the fingers after successful operation By Sam Webb Published: 11:05 GMT, 7 January 2014 | Updated: 16:42 GMT, 7 January 2014 A Chinese hospital has made a pair of ‘pincers' for a patient whose hands were mangled in an industrial accident.
The worker, 18-year-old Wang Jin, got both his hands smashed and pulled off at the wrists because of a malfunctioning hammer machine on a night shift on December 11. Panicking co-workers immediately sent him, along with the broken hands and severed fingers, to Xiang Ya Hospital in Changsha, capital of southern China's Hunan Province, taking five hours to arrive.
Maria Toorpakai: The Pakistani squash star who had to pretend to be a boy. 19 March 2013Last updated at 20:56 ET By Bethan Jinkinson BBC World Service Maria Toorpakai Wazir is a star squash player with a promising international career.
Born in Waziristan, a highly conservative region of Pakistan, she had to disguise herself as a boy when she took up the sport - and later received ominous threats for playing in shorts. "I am a warrior, I was born a warrior, I will die like a warrior. " Maria Toorpakai is courageous - and she's had to be, to play squash in a region where many girls are denied more than a primary education. When she was four, she put on her brother's clothes, cut her hair and took all her girly clothes outside and had them burnt. "My father started laughing and said, 'Here we go, we have a Genghis Khan in the family,'" she says, referring to the Mongolian warlord of the 12th Century. As she grew older, Toorpakai was often involved in fights. Indonesian man has tumour removed only for hundreds of others to appear. Slamet, 59, is believed to be suffering from neurofibromatosisGenetic condition which causes uncontrollable growths along the nervesIllness began six months after doctors removed tumour from waist in 1991 By Jill Reilly Published: 11:29 GMT, 7 January 2014 | Updated: 16:46 GMT, 7 January 2014 An Indonesian man whose body is covered by hundreds of tumours has made a final plea for help as the rare condition robs him of his sight.
Slamet, from East Java, is believed to be suffering from neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition which causes uncontrollable growths along the nerves. Stroke victim Jodi Ann Bickley, 24, finds inner strength by writing love letters to complete strangers via her blog onemillionlovelyletters.com. Jodi Ann Bickley, 24, from Birmingham suffered a stroke and brain infection She now uses her time to write letters to strangersAsks people to email her a reason why they need a pick-me-up letterHas already written to 500 people By Bianca London Published: 17:52 GMT, 18 March 2013 | Updated: 07:56 GMT, 19 March 2013 Words used to come easily for young poet Jodi Ann Bickley.
She was hosting regular music and poetry nights, introducing established performers such as Ed Sheeran, and her talent even led to a meeting with Tony Blair. But aged 23 she suffered a stroke and brain infection which robbed her of the ability to write. Sarah Atwell suffers from neurofibromatosis, stands up to cruel bullies. Sarah Atwell, 17, of Nova Scotia, Canada suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare disease that causes a tumor to grow on half her faceIn 2012, a video she made documenting the torment she feels from being bullied went viral worldwideNow, Atwell's struggle to fend off bullies and potentially rid herself of the tumor with surgery has been documented in an upcoming television special By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 16:22 GMT, 28 November 2013 | Updated: 22:20 GMT, 28 November 2013 An Ontario teen who made headlines when she fought back against cruel bullies who mocked the disfigurement on half her face now has her own television special.
Sarah Atwell suffers from neurofibromatosis, a condition the 17-year-old was diagnosed with at 8 months, and the tumor it caused to grow on just one side of her face elicited cries of ‘fat face’ and ‘slut’ from ruthless schoolmates for years. King's Cross fire survivor Kwasi Afari Minta whose face was burned off in blaze that killed 31 says he feels lucky. Kwasi Afari Minta's melted face became the enduring image of the tragedy58-year-old was seconds away from safety when he was hit by huge fireballFather prayed for a miracle while set alight running helplessly underground'But I'm still here', says Kwasi, after he survived the inferno that killed manyFire, believed to be started by discarded match, was 25 years ago yesterday By Larisa Brown Published: 12:34 GMT, 19 November 2012 | Updated: 14:45 GMT, 19 November 2012 He is the most badly burned survivor of the King's Cross fire after his face melted away and his fingers fused together when he was hit by a 600C fireball.
But survivor Kwasi Afari Minta - whose face became the enduring image of the disaster - has said: 'I feel lucky'. The fire on November 18, 1987, killed 31 people and injured more than 60 others. Scroll down for video. Cassidy Hooper, teenage girl born with no nose or eyes prepares for final operation. By James Nye Published: 06:10 GMT, 25 July 2013 | Updated: 11:31 GMT, 25 July 2013 Brave Cassidy Hooper, 17, is excitedly preparing for complicated surgery at the end of the month which will hopefully attach a nose to her face.
Born with no eyes and no nose, the teen from Charlotte, North Carolina, will undergo an operation on July 31st to have a bone removed from her rib cage and attached to her forehead - forming a bridge for her new nose. Having already gone through preparatory surgery in June that has left her with a flap of skin where her nose will be, the high-school senior is even looking forward to starting her first job at the Library for the Blind in Raleigh and taking her own solo commute. Scroll Down for Video. Man whose body was held together with a BLANKET after he was hit by a 15 tonne lorry makes a miraculous recovery. Lewis Godfrey, 23, was attacked on a night out and pushed into the road, where he was dragged under the wheels of a lorrySuffered such horrendous injuries that doctors on the scene pronounced him dead TWICESo badly injured that his organs were strewn over the roadSpent 16 days in a coma, was expected never to walk again and to have brain damageBut five months on he has made a remarkable recovery By Anna Hodgekiss and Claire Bates.
The man born with his heart in his ABDOMEN: Factory worker, 24, undergoes life-changing surgery to correct rare defect. Huang Rongming, from Henan province in China, was born with congenital heart displacement and a defect inside the organ itselfCondition caused the factory worker to become breathless and turn blueA slight knock to the belly could kill him as his heart was not protectedHas now undergone surgery to correct the condition and said that he is looking forward to leading a normal life By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 11:29 GMT, 22 August 2013 | Updated: 11:35 GMT, 22 August 2013 A man, who has lived his entire life with a heart protruding from his abdomen, is finally able to walk upright without getting out of breath or turning blue.
Huang Rongming, from Henan province in China, underwent life-changing surgery to correct heart a defect and move the organ away from his abdomen and into his ribcage. He had lived with the rare condition for 24 years until a doctor told him his condition was rapidly deteriorating and that he required urgent surgery. Incredible bravery of boy, 11, who lost his leg in Syrian rocket attack and how his elder brother carried him on his back to safety. Abdulrahman's left leg was so badly damaged that medics had to amputate it in a makeshift field hospital in a mosqueUnable to walk, he was rescued from the violence by his 21-year-old brother, Omar, who literally carried Abdulrahman on his back to Turkey The first thing Abdulrahman said to Omar from his hospital bed was 'please don't cry. If you love me, don't cry'The devoted pair now await humanitarian visas to take them to America where Omar found a charity that helps child victims of war By Matt Blake Published: 14:55 GMT, 1 November 2012 | Updated: 18:23 GMT, 1 November 2012 Brave: Abdulrahman's story is not one of broken dreams and despair, but of extraordinary courage and brotherly love, wrought from the horror of war.
Nickolas Coke: Boy born without a brain dies after 3-year 'miracle life' Nickolas Coke suffered from a rare condition known as anencephaly which meant he was only born with a brain stemChildren with the very rare condition are considered unable to think or have emotionsHis family believed he was growing both physically and mentally By Jaywon Choe.
Sikh student defends her facial hair after photo goes viral. Dignified student says: 'My face isn't important but the smile and the happiness that lie behind the face are'Aspiring neurosurgeon says as part of her religion, she cannot cut her hair. Bomb disposal expert who lost his arms and legs in IED blast documents his recovery online - and sets off MASSIVE fundraiser. Taylor Morris, 23, underwent quadruple amputation after being seriously injured during deployment in May Returned home to a hero's welcome in Cedar Falls, Iowa less than three months after being wounded By Louise Boyle. Triple amputee veteran completes grueling 10.5 mile endurance race called The Beast over five-hours to honor fallen U.S. soldiers. Completed the circuit with 75 obstacles over the weekendAs part of an eight man team raising awareness for injured and deceased U.S. servicemen and women By James Nye.
London Paralympics 2012: Hero doctor duped the Nazis and gave Britain the first Paralympics. Ludwig Guttmann told doctors to admit Jews to hospital even if they did not need treatmentSaved 60 people from certain death by telling German officers they were too sick to leaveArrived in the UK in 1939 after fleeing the NazisLed inspirational initiative to treat people who had become paralysedDr Guttmann impressed the government enough to open spinal injuries unit By Glenys Roberts. Extraordinary conjoined twins who were never expected to survive infancy are to star in reality TV show charting their graduation and travels through Europe. By Daily Mail Reporter. Heroes' welcome for amputee British soldiers who took just seven days to cycle 3,000 miles across the U.S. Brave war hero Ben Parkinson carries the torch through his home town in emotional scenes. Paratrooper Ben Parkinson lost both legs and suffered brain injuries after driving over a mine in AfghanistanHe had major surgery on shattered spine and had prosthetic legs fittedSpent three months unconscious in military hospitalBut he refused to use his crutches to carry the torchThousands cheer him on in the most inspiring moment of the relay so farFellow paratroopers travel from Colchester to show their supportAfter completing the challenge, he said: 'It was nothing - just another walk'4.8m workers plan to take 'sickies' to watch Olympics By Emma Clark.
Meet Spencer West, the legless Toronto man who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Toronto’s Spencer West, whose legs were amputated below the pelvis when he was five years old due to a genetic disorder, did what few people have done earlier this week when he climbed to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. A public speaker with Free the Children, he began his journey on June 12 with two friends and a team of guides and porters.