This young man from Russia was born with a condition that left him completely debilitated. Feeling hopeless and alone, the internet became his only connection with the outside world. Amazingly, he soon found his love online, 3,000 km away.
When Grigory Prutov was born to his parents in Vladivostok, Russia, he seemed every bit a healthy baby. He did however occasionally wake up with back pains. Later on, things took an unfortunate turn for the worse, as he was diagnosed with muscular atrophy, which caused his spine muscles to deteriorate completely. He soon required 24-hour care, and was not expected to live past 4 or 5 years. His parents however refused to give up on their son, and sought in vain for a cure.