16. Roona Begum
Roona Begum is proof that miracles do exist.
Born with a condition known as hydrocephalus Roona’s head kept on accumulating fluid until it swallowed four times the average size for her age. The 5-year-old defied the odds and made a full recovery after a surgery that was made possible due to crowd funding.
Do you want to hear a gruesome detail? Doctors extracted over 10 liters a fluid from the head, another testimony that nature screws it big time once in a while.
Despite the life-saving interventions and the reconstructive surgery that followed, Roona might never regain the ability to communicate with the outside world. Even so, she is displaying appropriate social skills and enjoys being in the company of her family.