"There's nobody to help me," he says.

When I go to shops they beat me and throw me out Struggles of an Indian with a 20 kg hand Screenshot; BarcoftTV
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"If my hand was okay, I would have stayed at home. I wouldn't have come here. I would have my own family and maybe children as well," Bablu Pashi tells Barcoft TV. 

The 25-year-old from Allahabad has a rare genetic condition which has caused his right arm to swell to a massive 20 kgs. 

In a video by Barcoft TV, Bablu shares his experiences of living with the condition – how he left his village and moved to Mumbai in search of work and the challenges he faces on a regular basis. 

"When I go to the shops, they beat me and throw me out and say 'go away'," says Bablu. 

For someone who is struggling to get two meals a day, a treatment that could cost Rs 15-20 lakh is but a distant dream. 

"There's nobody to help me," he says. 

Watch the video here. 

Arun Rajasingh from Chennai has a somewhat similar condition- he suffers from a rare genetic condition which has caused his leg to grow abnormally fast.

The engineer, who has found his own IT company in the city, has been confined to a single room for the last five years, unable to move around because his right leg has grown to a weight of almost 100 kg.

Read Arun's story here: Chennai man’s leg weighs 100 kg due to a genetic disorder and he needs your help

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