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Doctors Had Implanted 'Devil's Horns' In Her 5-Year-Old Son, But Mom Knew It Was For The Best

When little George Ashman was born in 2006, he didn't have horns, but he did have a very prominent birthmark.

The deep, red birthmark was so prominent that his mother was terrified for her son:

"When he was born, immediately my mind raced forward 10 years. George would be the picked-on kid with no friends, no girlfriend," mom Karen Ashman of Somerset, United Kingdom, told the Daily Mail.

The giant purple splotch on her little angel's forehead was a haemangioma birthmark - a collection of bright, soft lumps of abnormal blood vessels. It is tricky to remove and if not done properly could leave a pretty big scar.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London implanted balloons that stretched out the skin on his forehead. Ashman says she was shocked by the transformation:

"When I first saw the implants in place I was speechless. They were larger than I expected – and placed on either side of his tiny head looked like horns. My cute, angel-faced baby looked like the devil."

Over a period of four months, the balloons filled with his body's natural fluid and stretched the skin around his birthmark. Doctors were able to use the stretched skin to replace the unsightly birthmark and, now, only a minor scar can bee seen on his forehead.

"...I'm really proud of the strength he has shown through all of this," says his mom.

He looks wonderful! But would you let doctors do this to your child?