Adolf was burned by a teenaged aunt for trying eat the food she had not authorized him to lay hands on. She threw flaming hot banana leaves on the backs of his legs as punishment severely injuring him and crippling him.
He later ran away from home and took the streets where he was eventually picked and placed in an orphanage where he lives now. However, the orphanage could not afford to pay for his treatment since he required surgery to rectify the damage his aunt did.
He is severely hurt that he could not walk upright and has resorted to crawling to school every day.
However, he may not suffer for long since a Good Samaritan came to his rescue. The Children’s Burn Foundation in California has offered to fly him to California where burn expert Dr. Peter Grossman will perform the surgeries.
According to Laine Wagenseller, a U.S based attorney who met him at the orphanage, “The surgeries are expected to give Adolf the normal physical ability of a young boy.”