Verdant Joshi’s foot in India measures 28 cm and weighs 5.4 kg. Over the past 4 years, her family has taken her to see hundreds of doctors, but no one has found a cure for this condition.
From a young age, a 4-year-old boy from Gujarat, western India, has been bullied because of this deformity. “The other kids laughed at me for not being able to run fast. They didn’t ask me to play soccer or handball, even when I said I could run. I wanted to go to school but the teachers told my dad I couldn’t. learnable,” the boy said.
Due to being shunned by everyone, Verdant often just hangs around at home with his mother, 26-year-old Jayshree Joshi, and one-year-old sister Vrisha.
Hundreds of doctors, both local and foreign, examined the boy and gave him various diagnoses, from fluid retention to hormone disruption. No one can come up with the most appropriate stylized treatment. The boy’s blood, sweat, and saliva samples were also tested but did not yield any results.
The boy’s father, Dilip Kumar Joshi, 30, said: “I have tried to meet all kinds of scientists in all fields, from homeopathic healers, control therapists, experts orthopedist, bone specialist to skin specialist but to no avail. They all gave up.” Right now, he is desperate for a doctor in the world who can treat his son so he can avoid amputation – which will leave him disabled for the rest of his life.
Vedant’s large foot continued to grow with the boy’s age and height and it seemed to grow at more terrifying proportions. “I’m afraid his feet will continue to grow and explode like a balloon,” the worried father said.
Vedant felt no pain in his big leg and he was able to walk, run, cross his legs, and even sit on his bicycle without anyone’s help. Dr Manibhai Patel, who runs a private hospital in Deesa, Gujarat, India believes the boy’s condition is incurable but not dangerous either. “In my 35 years in the profession I have never seen a patient like Vedant. It seems that this large foot is a genetic condition but I cannot determine the cause for sure so I cannot advise on any type. medicine or surgery,” said the doctor.