George Ashman is a very brave child. Born with a huge birthmark on his forehead, he had to undergo a surgery that completely changed the way he looked for four years.
George Ashman, a little boy from Somerset in England, was born with quite a striking birthmark on his forehead which his mother wanted to try and remove, fearing he would endure a lifetime of bullyingif it wasn't removed.
Therefore, in order to build up enough healthy skin to cover the birthmark, doctors implanted tissue expanders under the skin of his forehead. These expanders gradually inflated and ended up looking just like little horns.
"The first time I saw the implants in place, I was speechless." explained Karen, the child's mother, to The Daily Mail.
"They were bigger than expected and when placed on either side of his little head, they looked like horns. My cute angel-faced baby looked like the devil. But I'm really proud of the strength he has shown through all this. He has never let it hold him back."
It took four years for doctors to grow enough healthy skin. They were then able to take this healthy skin and finally cover the child's birthmark. Now, at five years old, his normal life can finally begin.