London, Nov 4 (ANI): A four-year-old boy from the UK is so frightened of food and drink that he hasn't eaten anything in the past four years.
This condition of Daniel Harrison is because of acid reflux as a baby.
The child also suffers from autism; the memory of that painful time has stopped him from eating anything solid since and gets nutrition through a tube in his stomach.
Daniel has had numerous medical procedures and operations to try and correct his condition medically but with no success.
And in November last year he bravely fought off swine flu, which developed into pneumonia and a collapsed lung.
Daniel's father and boots manager Kevin, 41, said his dream was to see his boy eat like any other little boy and that it would mean everything to the family.
"As a dad sitting with my boy at a table with all his feeding tubes and machines I know what it feels like to have people looking at him. Catherine and I worry about what would happen if something happened to us, we want Daniel to be able to eat and feed himself," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
"There is nothing medically stopping our son from eating, it is in his mind, but there has been nobody yet that has managed to help him overcome that. The doctors at Great Ormond Street have been great, but even they don't know what to do with Daniel," added Kevin.
Now the couple's only hope left is University Hospital in Graz, Austria, as they claim they have treated a condition like Daniel's successfully. (ANI)