A little Ugandan boy whose mother is reported to have abandoned him because of his medical condition is trending online due to his skin and eye colours.
According to reports, the young boy is perceived by the locals as a witch, for which reason his mother abandoned him with his grandmother, to avoid stigma.
His eyes are also blue-colored, and reports say he is unable to speak. Due to his condition, white patches are formed on his forehead and two hands, which some people claim makes him look like popular movie/cartoon characters in Avatar.
However, according to rarediseases.org, the boy is suffering from “Waardenburg Syndrome” and not witchcraft as some people have poised him to be.
“Waardenburg syndrome is a group of genetic conditions that can cause hearing loss and changes in coloring (pigmentation) of the hair, skin, and eyes. Although most people with Waardenburg syndrome have normal hearing, moderate to profound hearing loss can occur in one or both ears.”
The boy has become popular on the internet suddenly after a twitter user, @faray_official posted his photo on twitter and asked others to retweet it.