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The Boy Who Wants His Leg Cut Off

Documentary about Dillon, an 11-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis, a disease that has caused his leg to grow out of proportion to his frame, making it hard to get around.

Documentary about Dillon, an 11-year-old boy who suffers from an aggressive form of neurofibromatosis, a disease that causes tumours to form in his nervous system. His leg has grown out of proportion to his tiny frame, and he's found it hard to get around, never mind joining in with other kids. In his mind there's only one way to cure the problem - amputation. But can a young boy persuade the medical establishment to cut his leg off, and is it even in his best interests?

1 hour

Last on

Tue 25 Aug 2015 23:35

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Role Contributor
Director Danny Beck
Producer Danny Beck
Executive Producer Jazz Gowans
Executive Producer Mark Powell
Producer Kerene Barefield
Production Company Transparent Television
Participant Dillon Chapman
Participant Dawn Chapman


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