28 May 2012

Three brothers from the Dominican Republic have begun a new chapter in their lives following an operation to remove breasts which grew as a result of a medical condition. Doctors found the Ramirez brothers were suffering from a rare genetic disorder that led to a hormonal imbalance and ultimately, the growth of breasts. The boys, aged 11, 12 and 17-years-old, were bullied and beaten because of their condition, but the boys' father was unable to pay for an operation.After appealing for help through a local television station, Dr Pedro Antonio Delgado who heads the Marcelino Velez Santana Hospital, agreed to pay for treatment, and the boys each had chest reduction surgery to remove the unwanted flesh. According to a report by the Daily Mail, the boys' father said: "They are now normal men. They have had them taken off. I never had the hope that this would happen. "I never had the money to do this. I'm so thankful to the press for helping." The three brothers will now be given drugs to block the female hormones being produced by their bodies. Doctors admitted the surgical procedure would be a "key moment" in the boys' lives. See original story here: