Disease causes toddler’s head to swell up like a balloon (Photos)

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A family from India are unable to afford medical treatment for their 16-month-old daughter, who suffers from a rare medical condition that has caused her head to swell alarmingly.

Runa Begum, from Tripura in northeast India, suffers from hydrocephalus, also known as water on the brain, which is a condition that causes fluid to build up inside the skull and leads to swelling of the brain.

Runa’s father, Abdul Rahman, is a day laborer who earns 150 rupees (roughly $3) a day working in a brick factory.

Children with Runa’s condition require surgical intervention as soon as possible to avoid being left permanently disabled.

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