A Teen Who’s Called “Folded Boy” Took a Step Closer to Stand Up Straight Again After a High-Risk Surgery

In the bustling city of Beijing, a 19-year-old university student named Jiang Yanchen has embarked on a courageous journey to regain the ability to stand up straight. Affectionately dubbed the “folded boy” due to his battle with an autoimmune disease known as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Jiang’s tenacity in the face of adversity is an inspiring testament to the human spirit.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a form of arthritis that triggers inflammation in the joints and ligaments of the spine, leading to the fusion of bones over time. For Jiang, this resulted in a hunched posture, forcing him into a horizontal position. Watch Below