Stylish Elephant Foot Girl Escapes Slavery

Stylish Elephant Foot Girl Escapes Slavery

This 18-year-old girl is stylish and vivacious, amiably chatting to doctors and confidently able to wear a miniskirt, but a glance downwards reveals a right leg which looks as gnarled and thick as the trunk of a great oak, and which is in no state for walking upon.

Stylish Elephant Foot Girl Escapes Slavery

The disease which ravaged her leg is none other than elephantiasis, a disease usually caused by parasitic infestation of the lymph glands, leading to tissue growth irregularities, and in her case she has been so afflicted since birth.

The disease has left her with one leg literally twice the size of the other, and walking, let alone wearing shoes, is rendered hugely difficult.

Stylish Elephant Foot Girl Escapes Slavery

The young lady is said to have lived a life of hardship, both being bullied on account of her ruined limb, and also suffering for want of affection from her very parents. Though she soldiered on as far as she could, she was eventually forced to drop out of school at the age of 14, saying of her continuous pain: “The pain was like being bitten by a million ants”.

As if this wasn’t enough, the story takes on an almost pantomime level of harshness, when her parents suddenly sold her off as “wife” to a 44-year-old man she had never met, older even than her own father, who himself had a 15-year-old daughter, for the knockdown price of $150. She is said to have even contemplated suicide at this stage, such was her despair. At least she got away; many are not so fortunate.

Her servitude could not have been too strict, however, for she managed to flee the marriage after only a month, and returned home.

After this her fortunes turned, and she saw a boy suffering a similar condition on television, and resolved to see about getting herself treated too. She even realised her long held dream of finally wearing a skirt.

Stylish Elephant Foot Girl Escapes Slavery

She did manage to receive treatment, although doctors report that the conversation they had with her father about her case was less than inspiring: “We ain’t got the money to pay for that girl’s treatment. Do us a favour, treat her with some rat poison and put an end to her”.

Though now without a home to return to, she praises the kindness of the people around her now, and resolves to work and help other people herself if her leg is cured.

Via Heaven. Chinese source.

Another fine tale of medical sino-Forteana; but whatever the poverty of medical treatment these unfortunates endure, it seems they are reassuringly not afflicted by a poverty of character in facing up to their adversities.

See also the girl with no anus, a lady pregnant with tumour, the boy with an extra penis on his back, and many other strange tales.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:52 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Asshole parents....

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    Comment by D3monix
    07:20 25/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    google image search elephantiasis and Genitals... see what happens

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    Comment by glottis
    08:32 23/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    not WOT, surely?

    Comment by Fonzer
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    Comment by Tony
    23:44 28/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The stories you've been reporting out of China continue to stun me. Things like this would band together a community willing to help in the richer nations, but I guess in a country of a billion people it's survival of the fittest... I wish there was a way to help, other than wish good luck to them...

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    Comment by Artefact

    Most of these stories do involve a happy end of sorts, in that they come to the attention of a prying journalist and some netizens kick up a fuss.

    However, these are only the stories we hear about - of all the cases where the truth is never outed, or where it is quickly quashed, we hear not a thing, and perhaps in the case of China there is truly an awesome underbelly yet to be exposed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 18/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    china has too many problems, they hide too many things. if you ever had been to the country side of china, you will puke when you see the condition that everything is in...it's like seeing those kids in Africa but WORST, why worst? because china is suppose to be the richest country in the world right now...they got enough man power and workers to be rich of course...even the chinese media is mostly under government country and will not report even a big threat to their own country. (such as the bird virus years ago...the virus already started and killed many ppl before it got International Attention)

    Comment by gate
    22:50 28/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    useless parents.....how can they do such a thing to their daughter. man your own flesh and blood, are they idiots or what. As for the girl, she can be a beacon of the type of person who tries to live a proper life even though she suffer hardships.

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    Comment by Piroko
    18:12 28/07/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahh, nice to see she got help she needed.
    Sometimes, this world... -.-

    Comment by Uzumakiworld
    07:58 08/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope that girl suddenly becomes a millionaire- then I want her to slap her parents and rub it in there face & not give them a single cent.

    It was the PARENTS fault- they caused the disease in her, you can only get elephantitis genetically, right? And instead of apologizing to her for causing her misery for her entire life, they simply threw her away.

    I HOPE THE PARENTS GET ELEPHENTITIS AND SUFFER FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 03/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >>I hope that girl suddenly becomes a millionaire- then I want her to slap her parents and rub it in there face & not give them a single cent.<<

    Actually, with that sort of parents you can count on her dying the very next day and them inheriting the lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 28/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact of the matter is that the girl has Elephantitis and not the rest of her family. And yes, she has drawn from the shitty pile of genetic makeup for her life but that doesn't mean that the parents are all to blame for it. granted they did acted very awful for denying their child help. but isn't it more of a miracle that they didn't put her out of her misery earlier? and also, China IS a REALLY shitty place and everyone's gotta look out for themselves. it's understandable that since the parents don't have the funds to fix her up, the next best thing they wish for her is to give her to someone else to take care of and hopefully will be.

    Comment by Adrian
    06:48 12/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The disease which ravaged her leg is none other than elephantiasis, a disease usually caused by parasitic infestation of the lymph glands, leading to tissue growth irregularities"

    Reading comprehension: it helps to avoid the FAIL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 17/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually... it's even worse...

    > you can only get elephantitis genetically, right?

    > I HOPE THE PARENTS GET ELEPHENTITIS AND SUFFER FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES

    ...oh god that sucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 18/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Notice the "uzumaki" in his name. Narutard material :D

    Comment by komp
    14:41 14/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    seconded!



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