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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Identical Mom and Daughter Bash Car Festival for Banning Bikini Contest and Strip Shows
They’re “very disappointed” that Summernats car festival has become family-friendly this year.
Ever heard of Summernats? In case you haven't, well its an annual car festival that's being held in Canberra, Australia since 1987. It's actually the biggest of its kind and car enthusiasts in the country look forward to the event every year.
It has, however, made a name for itself as one of the most controversial shows due to reports of violence and allegations of sexual harassment involving some of the generally-male spectators. Now the organizers are hoping to change that after promoting the 2018 event as more family-friendly. For this year, they've banned bikini competitions and strip shows.
And not everyone is happy about it. In fact, some have criticized the festival for the move.
Identical-looking mother and daughter Natalie (left) and Jazmyne Wardell (right) described Summernats 2018 as 'very disappointing'.
104-Year-Old Woman’s Secret to Long Life Is a Can of Diet Coke Every Day
Do you believe in her key to longevity?
Just recently, Theresa Rowley, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrated her 104th birthday. The longterm resident of the Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community celebrated in style with a cake and with other members of her retirement community present. Reaching the age of 104 is a milestone for Rowley indeed. What's her secret to living a long life, you ask? Well, she swears by a can of Diet Coke every day.
While Rowley's drink of choice may raise some eyebrows and alarm the health-obsessed, the elderly woman believes the diet soda has contributed to her longevity. Rowley didn't start drinking Diet Coke every day until her latter years, as the drink was not introduced to the market until 1982. She was 68 years old then.
Rowley reportedly drinks at least one Diet coke a day.
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Art Teacher Fired After Showing Famous N**e Paintings To Students
“I explained to the whole class that art can sometimes show images that are not always comfortable to all.”
A teacher in a Utah elementary school was fired amid complaints from parents that their fifth and sixth-grade children saw images of classical paintings containing nudity. The postcards containing the “explicit” subjects were reportedly passed out in their classroom. However, Mateo Rueda denied the allegations, saying he wasn’t aware that the set of educational postcards from the school library contained nudity.
The Lincoln Elementary School in Cache Valley, Utah reportedly fired the art teacher after claiming that students became uncomfortable with seeing nude images from postcards used in their study. Rueda said he sent his fifth and sixth grade students to the school library to look through art books and postcards for their color study exercise. However, the young kids ended up browsing through portrait Iris Tree by Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and the Odalisque by 18th-century artist Francois Boucher which contain a few nudity.
Utah teacher Mateo Rueda fired for allegedly showing kids in his class some postcards with nudity.
Apparently, the postcards were already in the school library even before he started teaching, saying he was also surprised that such images are kept there. He also said that he took some of the nude pictures back and removed paintings he said were inappropriate for his students to see. Yet, he reportedly explained to the kids that nudity is actually normal in arts....