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Other children are scared of him, a little boy that have terrible face from Bangladesh can't go to school

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Other children are scared of him, a little boy that have terrible face from Bangladesh  can't go to school Other children are scared of him, a little boy that have terrible face from Bangladesh can't go to school

News24xx.com -  A four-year-old boy resembles an 80-year-old pensioner due to an incredibly rare condition.

Bayezid Hossain, from outside Magura, southern Bangladesh, suffers a swollen face, hollow eyes, sagging skin, aching joints, difficulties passing urine and already has weak and broken teeth.

People in the community stay away from him and children are afraid to play with him, despite him having above average intelligence.

Bayezid is believed to suffer from progeria, which ages the body at eight times the normal rate.

Progeria patients normally die from heart attacks or strokes at an average age of 13.


Bayezid also has cutis laxa, a rare connective tissue disorder in which the skin hangs in folds.

His 18-year-old mother, Tripti Khatun, says she is amazed at how clever her son is, but it breaks her heart that his appearance is so unusual.

She said: ‘Bayezid only learned to walk aged three but he had a full set of teeth at three months old. His physical growth is completely abnormal, but he has wonderful conversation, very aware and is very intuitive for his age. He does not look like other children. He looks like an old man. As the first time to be a mother, I can’t bear the pain of seeing my child like this.’


When Bayezid was born at a government maternity hospital, in 2012, Tripti and her husband Lovelu Hossain, 22, were devastated as doctors had no idea how to treat him.

Tripti said: ‘I was terrified to see him when he was born. He was just flesh and bones. He looked like an alien and it was heartbreaking for me.

'Doctors had no idea what to do, they said they had never seen such a baby. They warned us that there was nothing they could do.’

After they returned home the news of their abnormal child quickly spread around the village and neighbours lined up outside the family's home to see him.

But Tripti and her husband said they received no support from the local community.
People feared being close to Bayezid and often gossiped about the couple’s capabilities as parents, as Tripti and Lovelu are first cousins.

In rural parts of Bangladesh and southern Asia it is normal practice for cousins to marry, and the pair tied the knot at 13 years old.

The couple now live with Lovelu’s parents, grandfather Hashem Shikdar, 50, and grandmother Ayesha Begum, 40.

As Bayezid grew older both his personality and body developed much faster than other children in his village.

Tripti added: ‘He’s very stubborn and knows what he wants, and he gets very impatient. But he’s playful, his mind is very sharp, and he’s full of conversation.’


As time has passed his neighbours have slowly gotten used to his presence.

Bayezid doesn’t go to school but he loves to play with his ball, drawing on paper, and even breaking his toys so he can fix them back up again.


Lovelu works as a labourer and earns Rs 5,000 (IDR 1,1 million) a month.

He said he has already spent approximately Rs 4 Lakh (IDR 72 million) since Bayezid was born to seeing different doctorsbut none have been able to treat the condition.


Lovelu understands there may not be a cure for his son’s condition but he fears Bayezid is not getting the best possible chance of survival because the family are poor.

He said: ‘His mother is in uncontrollable tears all the time. It has been four years now and nothing has changed. It is so painful to see that our first child suffers a disease we cannot even treat. We’d like more children but we’re too scared. We feel very helpless. Like every other parent, we want our baby to live a long and healthy life but we feel only a miracle will save us now.’

 

 

 

 

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