Meet Mahendra Ahirwar. The 13-year-old boy was made an outcast in his village in India because his head hung upside down. This is due to a rare condition called congenital myopathy.
His parents Mukesh Ahirwar, 41, and mother Sumitra Ahirwar, 36, spent years visiting up to 50 doctors who all said they couldn’t treat him.
However, thanks to a woman from Liverpool, the teenager has now undergone life-changing surgery.
Julie Jones set up a crowd-funding page for the young boy after reading his story and managed to raise £12,000 for his treatment.
She told Mail Online: “It was tragic. All I could think about was my own son and how I’d feel if he was in that situation.
“While everyone was looking to help, no one was actually doing anything. So there and then, I got out my laptop, found a crowd-funding website and created an account.”
Incredibly, she then flew out to Delhi to meet Mahendra three days after his surgery.
She said: “I wasn’t prepared for the love I’d feel for him.
“Meeting the boy whose photos I knew so well was both harrowing and uplifting. I was amazed to see him so thin.
“By the time I was due to leave, I was an emotional wreck and just didn’t want to go.
“Even though it was a short visit, I’d bonded with Mahendra and it broke my heart that I may never see him again.”
What an incredible woman!