The teenage years, those are supposed to be the best, aren’t they? Well, not for the kids on this list who have to contend with rare medical conditions that make their lives miserable.
Amazingly, the soldier determined to make the most of their lives and prove their odd conditions do not define them.
10 Ahern Brothers
Child obesity is a severe problem, but as far as the Ahern brothers are concerned, this is not about fast food and overeating.
The 16-year old twins suffer from a medical condition that turned them into compulsive eaters. The situation is so bad their mother has to keep the fridge and cupboards locked at all times to prevent her kids from eating themselves to death.
That’s not all. Stevie and Eddie sometimes resort to stealing the cat’s food or raiding the trash cans searching for food.
9 Georgia Green
Australian teenager Georgia Green has been dubbed the Sleeping Beauty.
While she is indeed pretty enough to be a princess, she got that nickname because she suffers from a rare neurological condition that makes her sleep for ten days at a time.
Her condition interferes with her life heavily as she is unable to attend school most of the time. As if sleeping for days wasn’t bad enough, when she is awake, her brain feels foggy most of the time, like she’s permanently drunk.
The doctors have no explanation for her strange condition, nor do they have a cure.
8 Ciera Swaringen
Most teenage girls struggle with body insecurities, but Ciera has been doing that for all of her life. The North Carolina girl was born with her body covered in mole-like marks, a rare skin condition that only affects 1 in 500,000 people.
And there aren’t many who get it that bad. While plastic surgery could dramatically improve her skin condition, Ciera refused to have her marks eliminated.
She has grown used to her unique looks. She’s past bullying and proud of who she is, not what she looks like.
7 Arya Permana
This Indonesian kid is known as the fattest boy in the world. When he was only 10, the boy weighed an incredible 423 pounds.
He was forced to spend his teen years at home as he already had trouble moving around. Not to mention that his family couldn’t find him clothes to wear. His favorite pastimes – playing games and, well, eating.