Photo Credit: RTI International/ Muhammad Fadli

The pain started when Surni was just a young woman. Each year, it got worse, and her leg grew bigger and bigger– out of proportion with the rest of her body.

By her 15th birthday, it was swollen and heavy with joint-crushing pain, damaging her quality of life as much as her self-image. “After some time, I just felt different from everybody else,” she recounts, now age 38…

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