Adam Pearson was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at age five. Tumors grew on his face, drastically altering his appearance and leading to his classmates treating him like he wasn’t human. His life was destined to be very different to the norm, but Adam resolved to never let those who treated him poorly win
It’s easy to complain about small things in our everyday lives. Maybe your morning coffee was a bit cold, the bus was running late, or that television show you watched last night wasn’t as good as you had hoped it would be
Sure, it’s okay to complain about things – we all, after all, live different lives. However, at the same time, it’s essential that once in a while, we stop for a second to appreciate what we have, even though we might not be living in the most ideal circumstances
The incredible story of Adam Pearson
From now on, whenever I feel like I don’t have the energy to complete a small task – doing the dishes, for example – or simply feel like being negative about the little troubles in life, I will always think of the likes of Adam Pearson. The British man was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis when he was five after knocking his head on a windowsill. Unfortunately, that bump never went away – and the condition caused tumors to grow on his face.
Today, Pearson has become a role model for many, acting in films, appearing on television, and doing his best to erase the stigma of his condition.
His story is truly inspiring – and is worth sharing with all of your friends and family.
Adam Pearson’s life began just like any other baby’s. Born on January 6, 1985, in London, his first years in Croydon, South London were relatively normal.
Adam Pearson’s diagnos – what is neurofibromatosis?
But when he was five years old, everything changed. Adam knocked his head on a windowsill, but the resulting bump on his face never went away. He was soon diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. In Pearson’s case, the tumors – which are non-cancerous – all grew on his face.
In an interview with The Mirror, Pearson further recalled his school days.
“It’s about the life you have, not the one you don’t”
Many children would probably have given up at that point, giving in to the bullies and letting them win. But Adam Pearson was not a normal child. Though he knew his life would be difficult, he was determined to make it through. Nothing could stop him – and he would never let bullies have the final say.
“Once I started thinking like them, the bullies had won. It’s about the life you have, not the one you don’t. It wasn’t an emotionally productive thing to do,” Pearson explained
Adam underwent regular treatment in hospital – throughout his life, he has undergone around 30 medical procedures to “debunk” some of the tumors. But while he’s no stranger to the surgeon’s knife, he’s also very skeptical about the trend regarding cosmetic surgery.
According to Pearson, those sorts of procedures make their “profits from people’s insecurities