A farmer’s son suffering from a large facial tumour is looking for love after having life-changing surgery.
Lalit Ram lived as a virtual recluse in his remote Indian village due to the condition neurofibromatosis which caused a large sagging tumour on his face.
Desperately poor and unable to work, Lalit was left to care for his family’s buffaloes in a tiny shed and even had to sleep there
‘I have problems eating and drinking. Sometimes I feel so lonely because I have no one to talk to. I cry when I am on my own.
‘Because I sleep in the shed with the buffalo, the mosquitoes bite me all the time. It is so hot in that room I have to get up and walk around in the middle of the night.
‘I keep my feelings buried in my heart. I want to earn money, work hard, go out to work and get married.
But his life has changed dramatically after an amazing team of doctors came together to help him.
A new TV series of inspiring human stories reveals the pioneering surgery and follows the medical team as they battle to save Lalit and transform his life.
Lalit, 23, said: ‘I feel very happy because things are much better. Having the operation was scary because I didn’t know if I would live or die.
‘But I knew I had to go through with it because I couldn’t carry on as I was. Not only was it making me sad, but it was making everyone around me sad. Now things are much better.
Lalit’s life has changed dramatically after a team of doctors came together to help him.
‘I can go to work and earn money. And maybe now I can find a wife.
‘My future wife should be a little educated, be able to run the household, maintain the house and be beautiful.’
Villagers in remote Bihar, north India, are even planning to help Lalit by building him a home of his own.