Many people love to marvel at the efficiency of mother nature. What’s often taken for granted however, is just how complicated the biology of everything around us is – including the human body. When things don’t go as planned, people can sometimes find themselves with deformities that cause extreme discomfort, pain, or even death.
These problems come in many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes a person will have a deformity that causes a part of their body to swell to such a large size that it impedes their ability to live a normal life. Other times, multiple bodies seem to be fused into one. This is the case with twins that are joined at the head, or even some individuals that have extra body parts growing off of – or even inside of – their body.
Thankfully, modern medicine can help many of these people survive, thrive, and go on to live lives of extraordinary courage. Conjoined twins can be separated and live, gigantic tumors can be safely removed, and quality of life can actually be improved by having body parts amputated where there simply is no other choice.
Of course, none of this is to say that having a deformity is easy. Ostracization from society is common. The medical procedures that exist are dangerous, and often are either not successful or end in death. There is also the additional concerns of accessibility and cost. Surgeries and care require highly specialized treatment that might only be available in a single hospital on the planet. And if there is a facility that can help, the doctors and hospital fees can be so astronomical that the only way to pay them is through charitable donations.
However, despite all the uncertainty surrounding deformities, it’s clear that those who live with them are inspiring. It’s impossible for many of us to understand what it takes to live life while facing such immense challenges every single day. That’s why rather than be shunned, many people with deformities are celebrated for their immense will to live.
Check out the video to see the stories of some of the most inspiring individuals on the planet. Although they have some of the most shocking deformities that we’ve ever seen, the courage they have to keep fighting, and the help they have received along the way, will definitely show you that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.