Believe It or Not!
Ever carried a heavy backpack on a hike or to school? Now imagine you could never take it off!
Jesus Rodriguez, from the northern state of Durango, Mexico, was born with a benign lump, which grew to take over the right side of his body, stretching from his armpit to his hip. The tumor weighted 33lb and was bigger than him!
Dr Gustavo Hernandez, director of pediatrics at La Raza hospital where the operation took place, said the tumour was heavier than Jesus, who weighed 26lbs when he went in for surgery two weeks ago.
It took doctors at the Mexico City hospital 10 hours to remove the giant growth. But miraculously, it went without a hitch, and the boy is now recovering well.
Dr Hernandez said the surgery marked the first time Mexican doctors had removed a tumor larger than the person who had it.
Now, after doctors in Mexico City managed to safely remove the tumor, Jesus is back with his delighted family and on the road to recovery.
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