Man born with two EXTRA LEGS on his back begs doctors to remove them
A young man born with FOUR legs desperately wants doctors to amputate two of them.
Arun Kumar, from Uttar Pradesh, India, has two extra legs growing from his lower back, which affect his ability to move or walk properly.
One of the limbs is underdeveloped, while the other is permanently bent at the knee.
After living for 15 years without any kind of treatment, the 22-year-old launched an online plea for medial help to remove his additional limbs.
He was delighted when a team of specialists at Fortis Hospital in Delhi responded to his request.
The team has now organised a series of tests to find out how his legs are attached and if he can be treated.
Arun said: “If I get an operation and doctors take off my two extra legs, then I can also live a normal life.
“I may be able to move and walk properly like others.
“When I go back to hospital, I will meet doctors. If they are willing to do an operation, then I’m ready.”
Despite not being able to move his extra legs, Arun does have feeling in them and carrying the weight on his back is damaging his posture and ability to walk.
When Arun was born his parents took him to hospitals and sought treatment in cities across India.
Arun’s mother Kokila Devi said: “During childbirth he got stuck and didn’t come out without pain. And when he came out, all his limbs were the same size.
“When my father-in-law saw Arun he took his bullock cart and took me to Farrukhabad.”
The doctors at Farrukhabad deemed Arun’s extra legs too risky to operate on – especially on such a young baby – and the family were sent home.