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My little devil's got guts: Five-year-old boy has horn implants in his forehead to ge
09-23-2011, 09:03 AM,
My little devil's got guts: Five-year-old boy has horn implants in his forehead to ge
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These incredible pictures show the horn-like inserts schoolboy George Ashman had inserted into his forehead to get rid of a bright red birthmark.

George, aged five, had an operation to stretch the skin on his forehead so his haemangioma birthmark could be removed and covered with extra skin.

During the procedure, doctors put two tissue expanders under his skin. Over time, these expanded so much, it looked like George had two devil horns on his forehead.

Four months later the implants were removed and birthmark cut out, allowing doctors to stitch the new skin together, leaving the little lad with just a small scar.

George's mum, Karen said she was 'speechless' when she first saw the horn-like lumps:

'They were larger than I expected - and placed on either side of his tiny head looked like horns. My cute, angel-faced baby looked like the devil.'

George had the implants inserted into his forehead for four months, and was the target of taunts and abuse from passers-by when he went out in public.

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'School kids hanging around on street corners were laughing and pointing,' says Karen.

'Once, a teenage lad came right up to us to have a good look. He uttered a cry of disgust. I was tearful and emotional. I had no problem loving my son but others' reactions were hard to deal with. I felt like everyone was against us.'

Now the implants have been removed, all that remains from George's surgery is a small scar on his forehead.

'What I'm most proud of is that through all this I've seen strength in George that I never had as a child,' says Karen. 'He's different, but he's himself - and he has never let it hold him back.

'My little devil's got guts - and with or without his birthmark and his horns I'll always love him to bits for that.'
09-23-2011, 07:28 PM,
RE: My little devil's got guts: Five-year-old boy has horn implants in his forehead to ge
It's always great to hear when mainstream medicine does something to actually help someone, long term.
"He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." -- 1 John 2:6
"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly... This is the interrelated structure of reality." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
"He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him." -- Proverbs 18:13
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." -- Leo Tolstoy
"To love is to be vulnerable" -- C.S Lewis

The Kingdom of God is within you! -- Luke 17:20-21
09-23-2011, 08:52 PM,
RE: My little devil's got guts: Five-year-old boy has horn implants in his forehead to ge
They do good things in the areas of trauma, orthopedics and plastics.
Not much else.
09-24-2011, 09:46 AM,
RE: My little devil's got guts: Five-year-old boy has horn implants in his forehead to ge
As it says in the article other children were very cruel and it is nice to know that we have the technology to improve a child's quality of life. My own child has a birth mark but thankfully not that size and is also in the hair line so will eventually be covered by hair lol.

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