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Jose Mestre is a man who suffers from a very serious facial tumor. The tumor started when he was a teenager and has since grown to a size of 15 inches long and weighing in at 12 pounds!

For years, Jose refused proper medical treatment because of specific beliefs prohibiting him from having a blood transfusion. Jose is a Jehovah’s Witness.

Jose’s condition, haemangioma, stems from abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his face. In effect, what should be a river carrying blood back to his heart has turned into a lake, which has now expanded to obliterate the rest of his features.

The Discovery Channel UK will be featuring a video segment on Jose Metres and his rare condition tonight at 9PM (and with repeats on the 9th, 10th, and 18th of December).

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Thanks DJ!