For many people, life isn’t all fun and games All of these things help to define who we are. Unfortunately for this man, he was given, in his opinion, the short end of the stick and wasn’t on equal grounds as his own brother.
Meet Nate Gomes (second from the left). He’s pictured with his mother and identical twin brother.
You might be thinking, “Hey, aren’t identical twins… Identical?” In Nate’s case, not quite.
Nate was affected by something called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
This led him to be born with a number of issues.
Some of Nate’s many problems included a hole in his heart, cleft foot, and a large separation between his eyes.
As he grew up, all he wanted was to “look like everyone else.”
As a result, he has spent his life, and close to $2,000,000, attempting to “correct” his look.
Finally, he had a real chance.
Dr. Nassif gave Nate hope, saying, “Lift up the corner of the eyes, add volume, take care of your neck, soften your cheek area, do your nose… What do you think of that?”
After eight hours of surgery, Nate came out in bandages, awaiting the results.
When he finally took the bandages off, he excitedly said “I look normal now, which is what I wanted from the beginning. I never asked for perfect I just asked for normal.”