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Amazing! 13 Year Old Boy Whose Neck Hangs At 180-Degree Angle Transformed After Life-Changing Surgery (Photos)

A 13-year-old schoolboy struck with a rare condition which forced him to live with his head hanging to one side has had his life transformed following a major operation.

Mahendra Ahirwar’s neck muscles are so weak his head hung at a 180-degree angle, leaving him requiring help to carry out basic day-to-day tasks.

His story compelled a complete stranger, Julie Jones, from Liverpool, to help raise £12,000 for the operation – and the operation has been a huge success.

His dad Mukesh told MailOnline:

“It’s a miracle. He looks great. His neck is straight; and his life is so very different.

“He’s in a good place. It was heart breaking to see him before. We were on the brink of losing him.

“When his neck was bent he was too shy to speak but now he feels like a normal person and we can see his confidence levels growing. He is very happy now.”

Before the operation, his mum Sumitra, 36, said that it would be better if her son died should the operation not be a success.

MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 05, 2016: Mahendra Ahirwar, 13, recovering after he has undergone life-changing surgery to straighten his neck, poses for a picture at his residence in Madhya Pradesh, India.School career co-ordinator Julie Jones, from Liverpool, set up a crowd-funding page which raised the £12,000 to help Mahendra with treatment. He is now going to school and can play with his friends. His straight neck has even made his voice louder. The 13-year-old has to wear a neck brace for some time and needs regular check ups.He suffers from a rare condition called congenital myopathy which has made the muscles in his neck so weak his head would hang at a 180-degree angle.Photography by: Cover Asia Press/Faisal Magray


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  • chika bibian

    Thank God…

  • emekachilaka

    Thank God for this

  • kingsley iheukwumere

    tank God

  • kingsley iheukwumere

    nawa oooo d guy don pass tru so many pains

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Ofcos he did

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is great to know
    God works in a miraculous way

  • Wow, wonderful

  • Olovo Obinna

    God is indeed wonderful …terrible ordeal for this lad all this yrs

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      You back man….
      Were went you?

      • Olovo Obinna

        I were went

        • Cornel Nwankwo


  • Mezzy Gilbert

    E weird things really happens in india

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Thank God for his life

  • WillieBravo

    Thank God for his life. Hopefully he’ll get back in shape over time.

  • kayode akinsanya

    Wow, I’m happy for the family. And thanks to the doctors for the success of the operation. I pity the boy for the pain during the operation