Abushe became a cynosure of all eyes in his community and is fast becoming an internet sensation after he was discovered to have naturally blue eyes.
Travelnoire reports that the 14-year-old was listed as one of the 88 persons who possess the most beautiful eyes in the world.
When Abushe who hails from Jinka, located in Southern Ethiopia was born, his parents thought he was blind.
The parents however had a change of view after seeing his uniqueness and described it as a gift from God.
Abushe said he is however bullied for his blue eyes. Speaking with a photographer and content creator Cle Hunnighan who travelled to Ethiopia to see him, the young lad stated that children in his community refuse to play with him.
They would taunt him to fix his eyes and this resulted in him leaving home and residing on the streets and engaging in fights.
In his words:
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“When I was born, they thought I was blind. When they realized I could see, some people called me cursed and a lot of the children in my village refused to play with me.
“They used to warn me “you need to fix your eyes” I left home and lived on the streets and got into a lot of fights…”
One of the fights had left him with a scar above his right eye.
Abushe’s blue eyes is a rare medical condition called Waardenburg syndrome that affects an estimated 1 in 40,000 people, according to the United States National Library of Medicine as cited by Rare Disease Journal.
It is a condition where the melanin gene mutation affecting the pigment in the development of eye colour.
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