Turkish woman dismissed from home by stepfather due to extreme height
A 24-year-old woman from eastern Turkey has said her stepfather has dismissed her from her home because she was over two meters tall due to a medical condition.
Serap Demir from the Erzurum province told local media on Oct. 9 that she suffered from acromegaly, a rare hormonal condition that results from an excess amount of growth hormone in the body.
“My mother married another man when my biological father was sent to prison after a conviction. My stepfather kicked me out of the house and now I live in streets. Due to my height, no one will employ me either,” Demir was quoted as saying,
The homeless woman added that she lives in the entrances of hospitals. “My family does not look after me and I have nowhere to go,” she added, pleeing for the authorities to help her find an apartment and work.
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