Turtle Boy

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The Story

Turtle Boy is a remarkable and moving story of how the stigma of an extreme medical condition can be tackled by modern medicine. In a tiny hamlet in Colombia, six-year-old Didier struggled with a rare condition called a Congenital Melanocytic Nevus – a giant mole that grew so much it covered 40 per cent of his body.┬áTurtle Boy is a story of cutting-edge medicine, a mother’s love, and a brave six-year-old’s fight to be released from his burden.

An international co-production for National Geographic U.S. and Channel 4, Turtle Boy upped Channel 4′s slot average by 75 per cent and trended on Twitter.

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  • Twitter Trended in the UK