is a Extraordinary People television documentary series broadcast on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom. Each programme follows the lives of people with a rare medical condition and/or unusual ability. People featured have or had rare illnesses such as rabies and eye cancer. Many of these people do activities previously thought impossible for people in their condition.
The show began airing on 28 March 2003.
List of people featured [ edit ]
Petero Byakatonda, a Crouzon syndrome patient Ellie, Georgie, Holly, and Jessica Carles, the only identical
quadruplets in Britain David Fitzpatrick,
fugue state (amnesia) sufferer
Jeanna Giese, the first rabies survivor
Abby and Brittany Hensel, conjoined twins
Akrit Jaswal, who performed his first surgery at age seven
Dede Koswara, an Indonesian man with a form of HPV ( epidermodysplasia verruciformis) which causes tree-like growths Florence "Flo" & Katherine "Kay" Lyman, identical twin female
autistic savants Cameron Macaulay, a boy who claims to have memories of a
José Mestre, suffered a huge, life-threatening facial tumor John and Jeanette Murphy, an American couple who, in addition to having four children of their own, have adopted 23 with
Hayley Okines, an English girl who had progeria
Derek Paravicini, blind, learning impaired "musical genius"
Kim Peek, a savant
Oscar Pistorius, amputee athlete Sarah Scantlin, who awoke and began speaking again after a twenty years in a
Mandy Sellars, woman whose legs grew to life-threatening proportions
Shiloh Pepin, a girl who had sirenomelia or Mermaid Syndrome
Budhia Singh, an Indian boy who ran a 40-mile marathon at the age of four
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant with synesthesia
Ben Underwood, one of the most proficient human echolocators
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