Friday, 17 April 2015

Lump-covered Arizona man joins California show as ‘Bubble Boy’

Heslip, 50, suffers from an extreme case of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), a tumor disorder that is caused by a gene malfunction and causes non-cancerous lumps.

The disease is genetic and affects up to one in 2500 people. In Heslip's case, it causes bubble-like bumps all over his body.

"I don't feel a lot of pain from the bumps," Heslip told The Huffington Post. "I have a large bump on the side of my body that used to be very sensitive, but not so much now."

Heslip has felt other types of pain, according to friend Todd Ray, who employs Heslip at the Venice Beach Freakshow on weekends.

"Bob works at a Dollar Tree in Tucson, Arizona, and he says some people will see his hands and not want him to touch any items because they think he's contagious," Ray told The Huffington Post.

Heslip is married with 3 kids and thanks to the Freakshow, Heslip is tossing away his worries like he tosses away his shirt.

Source- Huffington post

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