Xiao Feng has a rare genetic disorder since she was a child that made her different from others. Her body looked like that of an old woman, causing many problems in her daily life. Doctors couldn’t find a solution for her condition, and she faced rejection in school because of her appearance.
By the age of 15, Xiao looked much older than she really was due to her illness. Although the disorder made her body age quickly, it only affected her skin. This unique aspect of her condition offered a chance for improvement. Dealing with her perceived old appearance from a young age was tough, making it hard for her to connect with peers and bear the burden of this perception.
Xiao’s skin problems started when she was a baby, and as she went to school, she faced teasing and insults from classmates and neighbors. Despite these challenges, she managed to graduate from high school, although it was a difficult journey. The constant ridicule made it challenging to consider pursuing higher education.
The solution to Xiao’s skin problem was a surgery that cost 500,000 yuan. Even though the public tried to raise funds, only 190,000 yuan was collected. Luckily, the hospital offered a 70% discount, reducing the cost significantly. Despite the remaining financial gap, the hospital decided to waive the remaining cost, recognizing the importance of Xiao’s quality of life and future prospects.
The surgery involved 10 doctors working in shifts, along with additional nursing staff. It lasted for seven hours, during which Xiao underwent a significant transformation. The doctors skillfully removed excess skin and changed her nose, eyebrows, and mouth, giving her a new and improved appearance.
After the successful surgery, Xiao confidently spoke to the media at a press conference, showcasing her new look. It was a memorable day for her, and she was grateful to the doctors who changed her life. Despite her challenges, Xiao persevered, and her story is an inspiring example of the strength of the human spirit.