A 13-year-old boy who was left an outcast in his village in India because his head hung upside down has risked life changing surgery to straighten his neck.
Mahendra Ahirwar suffers from a rare condition called congenital myopathy which has made his muscles in his neck so weak his head would hang at a 180-degree angle.
His parents Mukesh Ahirwar, 41, and mother Sumitra Ahirwar, 36, spent years taking him to see doctors but no one could help.
Thanks to £12,000 for treatment. raised by a kind-hearted British woman, Julie Jones, the teenager has undergone life-changing surgery by a former NHS Spinal surgeon Dr Rajagopalan Krishnan, from Apollo Hospital, in Delhi.