The 25-year-old boy who looks like a 12-year-old child because of a rare condition


A 25-year-old man is trapped in a young boy’s body as he suffers from a painful rare illness that makes him look like a 12-year-old child.
Tomasz Nadolski, from Olesnica, south west Vojvoda, Lower Silesia, Poland, suffers from a rare genetic condition known as Fabry Disease. He said, according to the Daily Mail, “I am 25 years old and I would like to look like a man of my age. I hate this boy I see every day in the mirror, because it’s not me. ”
Nadolski’s problems began when he was seven years old and he started vomiting after every meal and suffered from stomach, arm and leg pains. For a long time doctors could not find out what he had, suspecting that his problems were rather psychological rather than organic.
“My parents broke up,” he said. “They saw something was wrong, but they believed the doctors said they had a psychological problem and that I had to eat more.” Nadolski further stressed that his state of health influenced his relationship with his relatives, who still behave like a child because of his extremely youthful appearance.
“When I’m home, I just sit in my room and spend my time alone. I feel lonely and I miss the support of my family and this is going on for many years. The illness destroyed relationships with my family. Often, unpleasant situations occur. When I show my identity in the office or when police stop me, they accuse me of being fake, “he said.
Fabry Disease, which can affect many parts of the body, including the kidneys, the heart and the skin, is the result of the lack of a specific type of enzyme in the cells, which causes vasodilation, resulting in oedemas (hereditary transmissible disorder metabolism of lysosomes).
Fortunately, the manufacturer of the expensive medicine to treat the disease agreed to provide him for free. The 25-year-old is living with £ 150 a month, while the drug costs £ 170,000 a year.
Serious stomach problems mean they can not eat and have to be with a serum for 20 hours every day. He also needs painkillers, including morphine stickers, to help him with the pains. His legs are so deformed that he needs to wear special shoes.
“I feel pain in my joints, bones, muscles. My whole body hurts. I can not sleep and live normally, “he explains.
A physiotherapist confirms: “Every step with bare feet causes excessive pain. We try to relieve the legs as much as possible. 

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