He used to see the world upside-down.
Mahendra, a 13-year-old boy from India, was born with a congenital myopathy.
The condition weakened his neck muscles so much that he couldn’t hold his head up.
He suffered constant pain, and his parents took him to doctor after doctor.
There was a surgical solution, but it was extremely expensive. So his parents stopped taking him to see doctors two years ago.
When they had given up, the unexpected happened. A woman from England, Julie Jones, read about Mahendra’s struggle online.
She had to do something to help him, so she started a Crowdfunder page, to get money for the operation. The crowdfunding raised £12,000 -16.000 dollars- and Dr. Rajagapalan Krishnan, an experienced spinal surgeon, volunteered to perform the surgery for free.
After a 10-hour operation, Mahendra’s neck is now secured with a bone graft and a metal plate.
“I had no hope of getting better in life, but now [that] I’m okay, my dreams have risen up,” Mahendra told “Channel 5 Extraordinary People.” “I want to be successful in life now.”
We’re very happy for him!