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Young man trapped in boy's body

Adelaide man Stuart McKechnie, 20, is trapped inside a boy's body because of a rare genetic disorder. Source: Facebook.
An Australian man is living his life trapped in the body of a young boy because of a rare genetic disorder that has stopped him from growing.
Adelaide man Stuart McKechnie is often mistaken for a young boy because of his short stature and inability to walk or talk.
The 20-year-old, who is 115cm tall and weights only 20kg, first stopped putting on weight a few weeks after being born four weeks premature on September 26, 1995.
Stuart stopped growing several weeks after being born premature.

Stuart was diagnosed with “failure to thrive” after doctors discovered a calcification spot on his brain, the Daily Mail reports.
It wasn’t until he went to hospital after suffering a scalding burn in 2008 that he was diagnosed with Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome.
“Stuart got a scalding burn and spent 20-odd weeks in hospital - that's when they did an in depth look,” his father Glen McKechnie told the newspaper.
Stuart watches footy with his brother while relaxing in the pool. Source: Facebook
The rare and potentially fatally genetic disorder affects multiple organs and can cause profound abnormal development of the pancreas, nose and scalp.
Apart from his short stature and inability to walk or talk, Stuart also has a small nose and teeth abnormalities.
Stuart enjoys watching swimming and the footy. Source: Facebook.
The 20-year-old is fully dependent on his father Glen and brothers Geoff and Nathaniel.
While he cannot speak, the happy and cheeky young man still finds ways to communicate and have fun with his family.
“He scoots around the house on his bottom and can play with toys. But as far as feeding, showering and changing, he needs me to do that,” Mr McKechnie told the Mail.
Mr McKechnie is also the primary carer for his wife and Stuart's mother, Wendy, who suffered a brain injury after a diabetic seizure in 2001.

  Credit: Yahoo7 News,December 30, 2015, 5:24 pm

Killer highway claims another cobra

THE Aurad-Sadashivgad State Highway (SH-34), which passes through the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve in northwest Karnataka, has claimed its 50th victim, the endangered king cobra. The man-animal conflict is on the rise in this area even as the forest department officials turn a blind eye.
Photo credit: yahoo news
 Incidentally, this is the sixth king cobra to be killed on the busy highway in the past two years. The conservationists are pleading the government to regulate the movement of vehicles inside the tiger reserve but to no effect. Their pleas to impose a ban on the movement of vehicles on the highway in the night have also been in vain.
In the last six years, approximately 50 different animals, including gaur, sloth bear, sambar, chital, muntjac, wild pig, langur, and eight leopards, have come under the wheels of speeding vehicles passing through the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve and the adjoining reserve forests of Uttara Kannada and Belagavi districts.
"This a fit case for night time traffic to be banned, especially on the Aurad-Sadashivgad State Highway, as trucks, buses and private vehicles use the road 24x7. If the headcount of other reptiles and amphibians are accounted for, the number of deaths on this road reaches dismal proportion. The forest department should implement simple mitigation measures, such as, providing wildlife crossing structures and increasing driver awareness to reduce these unnatural deaths," said wildlife activist Giridhar Kulkarni.
The Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, with a healthy population of tigers, shockingly, has 14 major public access roads passing through it, and they cause tremendous disturbance to the wildlife and their habitat.
The Aurad-Sadashivgad State Highway, in particular, has turned into a death trap for wild animals.
"In the recent years, leopards, chital, wild pig, brown palm civet, leopard cat, small Indian civet, langur, and bonnet macaque have been killed by motorists," Kulkarni pointed out.
The latest incident involving the death of a king cobra has worried the conservationists.
The Western Ghats in Karnataka are one of the best habitats for these serpents.
"As the world?s largest venomous snake, the king cobra, is protected under schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act. Their population has declined in the recent years due to loss of habitat," Kulkarni said.

Newssource: 5 June 2015

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