The Ramírez brothers, from the Dominican Republic, who grew breasts due to a rare genetic disorder called gynecomastia are now ‘living a normal life’ after going under the knife. The condition affects males who have a hormonal imbalance. The trio said they were ‘extremely happy’ they were no longer being bullied, beaten and ridiculed for their ‘moobs’. Yeuri, 17, said ‘It hurt a lot but now I feel good. Now they can’t make fun of us anymore.’
The plight of the siblings was highlighted when their desperate father Felipe appealed for help, via the island’s news programme Zona5, from specialists. His work as a food stall seller, and the absence of the boys’ mother who left when they were little, meant he did not have enough money to pay for an operation. His emotional plea was picked up by medics at the Marcelino Velez Santana Hospital, whose boss Dr Pedro Antonio Delgado agreed to pay for the operations. After tests to see if Yeuri, his 11-year-old brother Gabriel and 12-year-old Daniu could undergo treatment, they each went under the knife for two hours.
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