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Published on 15 Oct 2015 | about 1 year ago

"Please Amputate My Size 16 Foot"

DESPERATE Jeffrey Ortega wants his size 16 foot amputated after it swelled due to a genetic condition. Both of the 26-year-old’s feet are twice the normal size and he lives in constant pain. Jeffrey was born with Proteus Syndrome, a rare condition that causes bones, skin and tissue overgrowth, and affects just a handful of people worldwide. Proteus has affected Jeffrey’s hands, hips, and legs - and he believes amputation of his left foot will relieve his pain and stop the growth. 

Donations for Jeffrey’s surgery can be made at www.gofundme.com/Jeffrey2015 

Videographer / Director: Travis Mays
Producer: Samantha Grillo, Chloe Browne
Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

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