Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

MEDICAL MYSTERY; PICK OF THE DAY HORIZON: MY AMAZING TWIN BBC2, 9pm

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

MEDICAL MYSTERY; PICK OF THE DAY HORIZON: MY AMAZING TWIN BBC2, 9pm

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Byline: today's tv With Anne Richardson

ADAM and Neil Pearson are identical twins and back when they were babies, not even their own mother could tell them apart.

But now, thirty years on, the two couldn't look more different. They both suffer from the genetic disorder Neurofibromatosis (Nf1) - but in remarkably different ways. The disease causes tumours to grow on nerves inside the body, and in Adam's case they have grown on his face and neck, leaving him severely disfigured. It has left him blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other, and led to him being the focus of people's staring and rude comments ever since he was a child.

His twin Neil, however, has no outward signs of the disease. He has never suffered from tumours and at first it seemed like he had escaped any of its symptoms.

But, as he went through puberty, Neil developed severe short-term memory problems and epilepsy which have continued throughout his adult life. …

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