The Boy With The Limbs Of A Giant

With limbs deformed by a rare syndrome called CLOVE, 5-year-old Giovanni Melgarejo, living in Dayton, Ohio, USA, is all too familiar with the stares and whispers of those around him. around.
Baby Giovanni was diagnosed with CLOVE Syndrome, a rare disease that can range from mild to severe.

The baby’s mother, Natasha Melgarejo, said that the bizarre disease caused Giovanni’s blood vessels, skin and limbs to swell and deform so much that outsiders often mistook his fingers and feet for fakes. With the size of her swollen feet, Natasha could not buy a pair of shoes that would fit Giovanni. Giovanni couldn’t get up because his body was in constant pain. Babies also sometimes find it difficult to breathe because there is a lot of fluid in their lungs.

Giovanni’s limbs are swollen and deformed due to a strange disease.

Every day, the poor boy has to use up to 8 different drugs, both oral, topical and injected to relieve pain and limit edema. However, Giovanni was still very brave to fight the disease. She is currently attending a school in northern Nevada.
It is known that CLOVE stands for Congenital Lipomatous Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations and Epidermal Nevi. This disease is so rare that only about 100 people in the world have it.

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