Kami Mugisha Aftan, an 11-year-boy born with the skin of a snake has become the topic of discussion on all media platforms across the world.
Kami Mugisha who’s dream is becoming a pilot looks like shaking the tables and shying away from his dream following the skin type he has.
From what we have gathered, the 11-year-old boy is suffering from Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV), a disease which is otherwise called tree man syndrome which has led to him a mockery among his peers.
Wikipedia reveals that the condition mentioned above is an extremely rare autosomal recessive hereditary skin disorder associated with a high risk of skin cancer. It is characterized by abnormal susceptibility to human papillomaviruses (HPVs) of the skin.
The resulting uncontrolled HPV infections result in the growth of scaly macules and papules resembling tree bark. Mugisha’s condition makes sleeping at night difficult and even gets worse when the skin is exposed to sunshine. He keeps scratching the skin due to a combination of itching and pain.
He is bullied at school and schoolmates run away when they see him, saying he is an animal causing him to always isolates himself to cry when he is bullied and made to feel unwelcomed by his schoolmates and other children.
The little boy’s aspiration to become a pilot soon seems impossible as he gets uncomfortable among his peers In an interview with Afrimax English, Mugisha’s mother, Scovia disclosed that several schools have rejected her son because the authorities thought his condition might be contagious.