Many people all over the world suffer from diseases or abnormalities that make them feel like they can’t be an open member of society.
In many countries, children and adults alike have been forced to live as shut-ins and some have been shunned by their families because of the way they look.
It’s difficult enough to go through life with an illness, but not having any support from your loved ones, or being made to feel that they are less of a human than everybody else because of it is heartbreaking.
27-year-old Abul Bajandar knows this feeling all too well.
Abdul has a very rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which is a genetic skin disorder where wart-like lesions start growing on parts of the body and don’t stop.
Abdul was affected on his hands and feet so badly that he was forced to give up his job as a rickshaw driver and never leave his home.