This Boy Was Born Without A Face, But What This New Surgery Accomplished Was Amazing!
Yahya El Jabaly was born looking very different than the other children. Some would even admit it was very difficult to look at the young boy.
Doctors say the fact that he is even alive today is very surprising to them.
Yahya was born without a bone between his forehead and brain. The side affect of a rare genetic condition that keeps bones from properly fusing together.
This essentially left him without a face. He has no eyes, barely any nose, and a nonfunctioning mouth.
Even though his look may seem scary to some, the kids in the village have accepted him. They all say that Yahya is a very sweet young man.
But his entire life would change when a woman named Fatima Baraka stepped in and decided to help.
Fatima decided to track down Prof. Tony Holmes who is a famous surgeon and performs very difficult procedures.
It took them two months to plan this procedure. The risk of dying for Yahya during surgery was very real, especially because his brain was largely unprotected.
But Yahya eventually went into surgery and the brave little boy made his way to the ICU to recover.
Today, Yahya has a whole new lease on life. He is still blind and will likely be blind for the rest of his life, but his face has been reconstructed so that he is much more comfortable.
Check out the photos and the video below – the difference is astounding!