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A teenage boy in India suffers from 'Werewolf Syndrome'

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 8:29 AMBANG Bizarre

Lalit Patidar was born with his entire body covered in hair but has learned to embrace his uniqueness, despite the extremely rare condition affecting just a handful of people around the globe.

Patidar suffered from bullying at school for being hairy, but has gotten used to his condition - a congenital disorder that causes a person to grow excess hair in all areas of the body.

He said: "I slowly recognised that I have hair all over my body and I am different from common humans in a good way, I am unique.

"Slowly, everyone in my family started feeling normal about it, and my friends also encouraged me a lot.

"I got to learn many things during my journey; most importantly, I got to learn that I am one in a million, I should never give up, and live life to the fullest.

"No matter what others may say, we should never give up in life. We should always be happy and always be positive in life."

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