Ever thought of the trauma of living with a totally disfigured face? Well here is one person who has been suffering horrific facial disfigurement and has come to be famous as “the man with no face”.
Jose Mestre, from Lisbon, Portugal, has been losing his face to a huge growth for the past 35 years, distorting it out of all recognition – and it’s still growing.
The tumor on 51-year-old Jose’s face is a collection of blood vessels that have expanded, producing a raised red area on the skin.
Jose was born with a strawberry-coloured birthmark on his upper lip. At puberty it began growing, eventually smothering his lips, nose and one of his eyes. Now it is 33cm long and weighs 3kg.
Whew! I surely feel that medical science should do something to ease this man’s torture.