Guy Gets Facial Tumors Removed

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in
http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=64240

Oh my goodness, it would be very hard to live with something like that. Warning: graphic.
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Female 66
You make a good point Js_mac. I`m not sure most people understand how delicate these operations are. We`re not talking about a small cyst you can just hack off.

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Female 7
This is terrible. I can`t believe they wanted to buy him for a freak show. People are such bastards sometimes.
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Female 535
i don`t understand. he`s 31? he`s about 4 feet tall, and why did they say "After years of bullying from classmates..." when that wouldn`t apply much anymore to a 31 year old man. WTF I AM CONFUSED SOMEONE EXPLAIN. is he a dwarf?
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Male 88
ouch!
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Female 857
That`s horrible! He`s very brave though.
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Male 16
I made some people have courage to say some mean things! :-D
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Female 43
:-( poor guy. people must laugh at him. good luck!
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Female 878
And he still looks like a troll.
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Female 88
It`s a good thing he lived through the surgery. I can`t imagine what his life must be like, or how hi past was. Being bought by a circus? I`m sure those emotional wounds will be with him for the rest of his life, and that`s one of the saddest things about this story... the public didn`t give him any support at all.

On a side note, I once saw a person with elephantiasis in Portugal, and I felt so bad for him and wanted to give him something but didn`t have any money on me.

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Male 294
WOW that guy is ugly.
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Female 114
Wow. That`s just.. ugh.
I`d die.
That was scary to see. o_O
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Male 713
Dont like the commentary voice
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Female 416
poor guy.|-(

I hope the rest of his surgeries go amazingly well and he has a wonderful life, tumor free.<3

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Male 1,066
This makes me think about how i am so lucky in life.....

So.

very.

lucky.

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Male 10,440
^^ hahahaha!! ^^

yea you shouldnt have said that, this guy has been through a lot.

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Male 1,263
He kinda looks like the real life jabba the hut- I really shouldnt be saying that though =/ I feel sorry for him.
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Male 16
That was AFTER the surgery,his face looks like throwup btw
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Female 241
OMG...
poor guy!
They should wait for all the surguries to be finished and THEN do a show...
i know this was a news piece but still...
bless him i would have offed myself long time ago...
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Male 334
holy crap
i would have comitted suicide long ago
what a brave guy
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Male 290
uhhhh..... well lets just say i cant wait for the link that shows him completely better :/
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Male 322
"So yeah, tell me why Britney Spears romping around in the ocean in her skivvies for five minutes or Paris Hilton going to jail for three WHOLE days *rolls eyes* gets more media coverage than a story like this?"

i agree. all you have to do to get media coverage these days is be a rich skank.. it`s sad

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Male 7
^ Do you people not read others` posts?
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Male 104
It is ridiculous how these things go untreated in counties like China. This should of been taken care of many years ago before the tumors got so large. Ridiculous!!!
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Male 7
I`m not fully briefed on what`s been going on over there, but I doubt it`s purely because of money. China is communist (apparently) so I imagine they must have some kind of free health service (which, if so, would likely give this chap some degree of priority).
I`m assuming it was more likely due to technological/manpower/knowledge restraints. You see, you don`t seem to fully understand how complex these operations are - it isn`t just a case of chop-then-sew; you have to preserve all the structures underneath (and/or try to fix them if they`ve been damaged by the tumour) such as muscle, nerves and blood vessels. All of which is incredibly fiddley work.
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Female 675
and OMG ppl stop asking why he didnt get it fixed sooner. its called MONEY! not everyone in the world has the money to fix everything. and if uve lived w. a deformity it kinda becomes part of you and its normal for you. you dont really get suicidal and dont reply being all like how would you know... cuz i do. i actually HAVE a disfigured arm and i love it. it makes me diffrent.
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Female 675
it sounds to me like he has nf (neurofibromatosis) but idk i dont have sound so i couldnt hear the clip. but i have the same thing but i dont have tumors. but yea i feel bad for the guy
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Male 564
1. Wow, 23 kilograms total on his face. He must be training so when he gets that all taken care of he can run the 500 meter in like .5 seconds.

2. I can`t believe he still went to school with what he has been going through.

3. 1 and 2 are in no way meant to be disrespectful.

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Female 175
OOO that sucks.
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Male 205
He must`ve been made fun of a lot. Wanting to be bought by the circus, man, that would suck. Good to see he lived though.
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Male 195
seems like the first surgery was a huge waste if there arent more to come, because honestly all i see now is that he has a really droopy mouth
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Female 428
Glad to have an update on him. Good to know he lived.
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Female 269
oh my! That`s so sad. Poor guy.

But why would anyone let it get that bad?!

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Female 1,463
something like that really makes you appreciate just how lucky you are
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Female 84
Garnye, he couldn`t have gotten it fixed because not everyone has enough money to pay for a surgery like that.
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Male 199
He didn`t try to get it fixed, until now, which is not very smart. But I feel TERRIBLE for him.
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Female 44
He`s so short because of the weight of those tumours. His body doesn`t have the strength to grow under that much weight.

I feel sorry for him, I just wish he`ll be better soon. Too bad they rarely show if these kinds of patients have a happy ending or not. They show you a little about the process but you`ll never know how the story ends.

I just don`t understand some comments. What exactly does this have to do with suicidal people? How can you compare one condition to another? And telling suicidal people to think about people who are in worse situations won`t help. Generally making people feel guilty doesn`t help at all.
In a way, that`s what those bullies did to this man too. They made him feel guilty for being sick, you are making suicidal people feel guilty of being sick. Leave sick people alone if you have nothing nice to say to them, so they can get better.

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Male 142
I feel bad for the poor guy =(
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Male 3,619
ffs i wud kill myself...
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Male 773
ok, i saw it. thats really terrible, i hope he can lead a normal life one day
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Female 1,492
i didn`t know what that was...i really didn`t at first...why was he so short? why did they get so bad?
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Male 773
i didnt look at it....
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Female 7
I don`t understand why he didn`t get it removed sooner either? I feel bad for the guy though...it must really have been a horrible hassle.
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Female 288
i hope he gets his face back and lives a happy life :-)
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Female 27
I agree with cakeisgood. Although my jaw dropped when I saw this, I feel so sorryfor him =(
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Male 493
Yeah, you see crap like this and you think, what, Owen Wilson did a cry-for-help-suicide-attempt or Britney Spears had a nervous breakdown from all the stress and pressure? Please.
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Male 329
i agree that it should have beent aken care of much sooner. and if the family couldnt afford it, the goverment or a group should have had payed for most of it.
feel really bad for him. n ow when i think im havin a bad day, im gonna think back to him

bless him, and may he live through the rest of the surgery

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Female 2,026
. . . omg. . .
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Male 547
cakeisgood.... good question.. but many people, esp in poor areas and countries don`t have the money to go to doctors or get medical treatment beyond what their local doctor can do, if they see one at all. Its only when it becomes an extreme case that a hospital or media find out about it and then they help. Think about it, how many time have you seen a news special about a someone havenig a tumor removed when it was the size of a small rubber ball?
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Male 835
Paris Whorebag Hilton`s lazy eye is scarier that than dude. By far.
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Male 148
Whoa. That`s just something from outer space. I hope he survives the other surgeries..
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Female 139
I just dont understand how it could get that bad. I mean tumours grow right, they dont just appear one day and weigh 10 kilograms and he wouldnt have been able to even lift his face if they have always been that big. so whos decision was it and why to say "well it`s only covering half your face, we can`t remove it until it covers your whole face." perhaps I am being ignorant. I dont know anything about the condition but I just think action could and should have been taken much sooner.
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Female 98
"So yeah, tell me why Britney Spears romping around in the ocean in her skivvies for five minutes or Paris Hilton going to jail for three WHOLE days *rolls eyes* gets more media coverage than a story like this?"

Exactly what I was thinking.. Poor guy.

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Female 679
What can i say? ..

Hes a brave man.

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Male 149
There wasn`t much difference between having the tumour and without D:
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Male 1,383
Poor kid, he gets too much stick for being different. I mean how can people tease him for such a horrible disease? Sure a wierd haristyle or something, but I mean that`s just un-human to be that insensitive.
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Male 221
above all. the line that really got me angsty was "the bullying he recieved in school" you dont make fun of a kid with a life altering life threatening disease. you be as kind to him as possible. well there is one good point to someone like this. when he gets a girlfreind. you know its the right girl because she knows she will have to help him through alot.
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Female 62
oh my god i feel so bad for this guy...makes the horrible debt letters coming through my door this morning seem a bit insignificant. god i feel terrible for him!
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Female 1,496
Think you are having a bad day. You`re not.
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Female 124
This is incredibly sad... I just can`t imagine being 31 years old having spent most of my life with not only the physical pain and suffering that the tumors cause, but the emotional scars that come with having to live in such an unkind world with that condition.

I`m sure he wouldn`t feel half as miserable if people were able to feel compassion and see through it. He didn`t choose this.

Things like this make me angry with humanity. I want to give him a hug...

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Male 251
Paris Hilton (and other bitches like her) must die!!
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Female 338
Poor guy...

However, I`d like to point out my happiness at the fact that I saw "Gonzales calls it quits" right below the video.

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Female 182
They didn`t want to hire him they wanted to BUY him. So yeah, tell me why Britney Spears romping around in the ocean in her skivvies for five minutes or Paris Hilton going to jail for three WHOLE days *rolls eyes* gets more media coverage than a story like this?
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Female 340
:*o( Bless him x
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Male 55
man that sucks. i would kill myself...
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Male 1,343
i know im going to hell for this, but this most certainly is not your `awwww` of the day.

reminded me of the elephant man. i feel sorry for him but, for lack of better words, `yippee` that he is getting it taken care of.

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Male 251
every time u think ur life sucks think about person like him and how lucky u r that u r not him
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Female 447
You never know...these days with plastic surgery they could probably make him look better than they could a decade ago. Not great, but they could do so much more.
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Female 687
OMG, I feel so sorry for him. I mean, before when he lied down, I couldn`t even see his facial features. But I don`t think the operation helped that much... I hope he gets better in the future...
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Female 1,832
I have not seen this before! I feel SO BAD fir him but yet hw endures ... there are so many people who want to commit suicide but yet here is this poor guy who just wants to have his face back. It makes you think ...
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Male 152
poor guy people like that i feel sorry for
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Male 3,255
I hate when they do a piece about people like that after only like, the first surgery. They should wait till after the final surgery, then make a show about it.
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Male 994
I`ve seen this too.. He always said about how his life sucks and stuff.
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Male 10,115
Link: Guy Gets Facial Tumors Removed [Rate Link] - Oh my goodness, it would be very hard to live with something like that. Warning: graphic.
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