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Documentary Follows 17-Year-Old Lad Who Has Got 'No Face'

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Documentary Follows 17-Year-Old Lad Who Has Got 'No Face'

These days, documentaries come thick and fast, telling the story of the troubles that people face across the world.

Tomorrow, Channel 5 will be airing a documentary about Erick: 'The Boy With No Face'.

The doc is part of the channel's Extraordinary People series and it shows 17-year-old Erick, who was born with one of the rarest bone disorders ever seen. It is so rare it reportedly affects only one in a million people.

The teen, full name Erick John Rwabirire, has a tumour on his face which is now the same size as his head. He is unable to eat or drink, and the tumour is slowly suffocating him.

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Credit: Channel 5

During the one-hour documentary, the Ugandan native will undergo a 24-hour emergency operation, which would either cure him, or kill him. The surgeons will attempt to completely build Erick a new face.

Erick, who is known as 'The Moose Boy' in his town, traveled with his family to the Chelsea & Westminster hospital in London, where he received the groundbreaking operation.

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Erick: The Boy With No Face airs on Channel 5 on Tuesday at 10pm.

Featured image credit: Channel 5

Topics: Documentary, Channel 5

Mark McGowan
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