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Good Samaritans Indian boy with rare defect gets donations for surgery

The Indian boy with a rare condition whose parents prayed for his death, will soon get the much deserved surgery as good Samaritans have donated to that effect.

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Mahendra Ahirwar is set to undergo a surgery. play

Mahendra Ahirwar is set to undergo a surgery.

(Daily Mail)

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An Indian boy who suffered from a rare ailment that had his head hanging at an awkward 180-degree angle, will soon undergo surgery to to correct the defect after some kind hearted individuals from around the world donated more than £10,000 to a fund set up by some doctors who are are also rendering their services towards making sure the boy lives a normal life.

Daily Mail had last month, reported that 12-year-old Mahendra Ahirwar, who suffers from the rare condition that makes his neck bend and his head hang from his body, faced a bleak future with his desperate parents praying that it was better for him to die than live a life with no hope.

But now the once-distraught parents have thanked doctors and members of the public for their generosity towards making sure Ahiwar gets the life changing surgery.

Mahendra, is currently at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, awaiting confirmation of the life-changing surgery.

Dr Rajagopalan Krishnan, a senior consultant and spinal surgeon, is hopeful he can improve Mahendra’s life. He and a team of doctors have offered the surgery at no charge to the family.

"I’ve done a preliminary review of the child's clinical status and we now have a working diagnosis and once I have completed a few more studies, I am pretty sure that I can correct his disability by surgery in the not too distant future.

At the very least, I am certain that I can improve his quality of life and he will be able to look at the world straight rather than upside down.

I just feel sad that nothing was done for this boy for 12 years of his life."

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