Ever since he was ten, an Indian teenager has been crying blood. The strange phenomenon has earned him the nickname, the “stigmata boy”.
Just like Jesus Christ, this teenager bleeds along his hairline, ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Doctors cannot identify a scientific cause for the bleeding. That means 13-year-old Akhilesh Raghuvanshi has no hope of stopping the bleeding in the foreseeable future.
The condition is also very painful for the teen. Even though he has not been cut or scratched, the teenager bleeds. It leaves hi extremely exhausted and plagued with debilitating migraine headaches. It’s an affliction the teen would not wish upon his worst enemies…
Three years ago, it all started when the boy started bleeding through his nose. At first his parents thought he was dehydrated. But when drinking more water did not help, they realized their boy was suffering from something more serious – and it might be something more religious than they’d first liked to have believed.
Doctors have no ideas. They can’t figure out why blood continues to pour from Akhilesh’s face. Their only suspicion is that the teen has a rare condition similar to haemolacria, where suffers cry half-blood tears. But this boy’s condition is so much worse.
While rare, cases of stigmata have been reported around the globe. The handful of verifiable cases, are so strange, they baffle modern science.
Stigmata is a term used to indicate that a person suffers the same wounds that Jesus Christ suffered while being crucified. They bleed from the top of their head, because of Jesus’ crown of thrones. They bleed from their wrists and ankles, where the Romans nailed him to the cross.
The bizarre phenomenon even inspired a film by the same name. It started Patricia Arquette, who was an atheist hairdresser from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who suddenly got stricken with the arguably Christian condition.
While the injuries make an interesting movie, Akhilesh, the teen from Ashoknagar in Madhya Pradesh, is desperate for a cure.
He said: “I bleed from my eyes, my hands, my head – from everywhere. I bleed from my ears, nose and eyes as well. When I bleed from ears It feels warm. It may happen once or may be 10 times in a day. Sometimes, the bleeding will stop and won’t happen for months. But in the past 15 days I have bled almost every day. It doesn’t hurt when the bleeding starts but it makes me tired and sometimes I have headaches.’”
The boy has gone to every reputable doctor in India. No one has a clue. Now the boy’s father, Arun, who is a farmer, has made an appeal to the world to help his son.
The father said: “I have seen the best of the best doctors in India. None of them seem to understand what this disease is and how it can be cured. So far my son was bleeding from his eyes, nose, hairline, neck and legs. But now the things are getting bad to worse as he has started passing blood through while urinating. I fear for my child’s life now. The medical science must have an answer to it. I appeal to the doctors of the world, please intervene and help save my son.”
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