Brave Daire, 6, has his entire face broken, rebuilt and held together with a metal frame after his head doubled in size
A six-year-old boy who has a rare condition which caused his head to double in size has had pioneering treatment to save his life.
Daire Flanagan, from Belfast, was born with Apert syndrome - where the plates of his skull fused too quickly in the womb.
It means his brain does not have the space to grow normally inside the skull, leading to an enlarged forehead, wide eyes and sunken features.
Doctors doubted he would survive when he was born and he has since undergone 20 operations to ease his breathing difficulties.
But after undergoing life-saving surgery which involved breaking his... read more
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