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Grandmother Refuses Surgery For Rare Face-Melting Condition That Caused Her To Go Blind

Medical professionals offered to help her – but she keeps on refusing.

A Thai grandmother who currently suffers from a rare condition that melts her face and caused her to go blind is refusing surgery because of the fear that it might kill her. Wiang Boonmee, 63, has an illness that has led to her losing sight in both eyes. Her mouth and nose have also been twisted out of shape as they hang off her face.

According to her, she has suffered from the condition since she was a child. Despite the hardships that go with it, she continues to make a living by selling accessories on the city streets of Bangkok.

Wiang Boonmee has a rare condition that melts her face and has led to blindness.

Originally from Surin, Boonmee has now received a lot of attention because of her condition. It is believed that she has a condition related to neurofibromatosis which is “a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue,” according to DailyMail.

Eventually, medical professionals offered to help her – but she keeps refusing them.

At first, it was 22-year-old Praew Wattana who contacted health workers when she saw the old woman on selling flowers and trinkets on the streets.


Dr Sunura Ourairat, President of Rangsit University, later paid her a visit as well and offered to help her get medical attention.

She, once again, declined.

The reason? She fears she will die during surgery.

A mother of one and a grandmother of two, Boonme shared why she’s so afraid of going under the knife. She said:

“I have had this problem for a long time. More than I can remember. I have survived and I’m healthy and have a job.

“If I have an operation I might never wake up. I’m afraid I would not survive it.

“My daughter brings me here so I can sell flowers and camphor oils. I am happy and somebody gave me a donation this week, which I’m grateful for.”

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A Photographer’s Chilling Capture Of Ukraine’s Serial Killers’ Gazes

I won’t mind staying out of their line of sight, please.

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Independent photographer David Tesinsky, known for depicting controversial and unusual social topics through his photo series, embarked on another evocative photo-documentary, this time, in a prison in Kharkiv, east of Ukraine. Those who have seen his latest photos describe the portraits chilling.

Tesinsky, writing in an article entitled “I’ve Photographed the Gaze of Serial Killers In A Prison In Ukraine”, shared that the Kharkiv jail had more leeway for those incarcerated. The penitentiary for the worst criminals in Ukraine allows weddings of prisoners inside its walls, provides TV for each convict and offers a room for rent for those who want private time with their lovers.

Together with Ukrainian journalist Oleksiy Naumenko, Tesinsky photographs the looks of evil. Locked behind bars, his camera captures the faces of men and women convicted of killing strangers, policemen and family members - one of them guilty of murdering 29 people.

Check this gallery and gaze into the eyes of these killers, all of whom are serving life sentences.

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Tibetan Girl’s Unconventional Beauty Shakes the Modeling World

Her look is so different, “out of this world” is a more fitting description for her.

Right now, when you say "supermodel," you immediately think of Kendall Jenner or the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella. They may differ when it comes to looks, but they are still considered conventional by modeling standards. Now a new model comes in and her look is so different, and some say "out of this world" is a more fitting description for her.

Tsunaina, who hails from Tibet and is currently living in the UK, has beautiful slanted eyes, gorgeous pouty lips, chiseled jawline, and lots of beauty marks scattered all over her lower face.

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American Mom Raises Her Three Boys In The Philippines As True Filipinos

The kids talk, behave, and eat like Filipinos!

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She grew up in California and lived for a few years in Seattle. Now, Amber Folkman is raising her kids in another part of the globe - in Manila, a heavy populated city in the Philippines.

High temperatures, sweet mangoes, and crazy modes of transportation are what greeted them when they moved to the country back in 2009. The Philippines is where these little kids learned priceless life lessons that can serve as a compass throughout their lives.

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