Despite their bizarre affliction, the boys are energetic and cheerful. ‘I will become a teacher,’ said Shoaib Ahmed, pictured in the hospital’s garden
Brothers Become Mysteriously Paralyzed Each Night, Unable to Speak or Move
9-year-old Abdul Rasheed and 13-year-old Shoaib Ahmed are normal active children during the day but after dark they both enter a vegetative state, unable to move or talk. Dr. Javed Akram, professor at The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences tells Associate Press that he has no idea what could be causing their symptoms. The brothers are undergoing medical testing and their father believes that they get energy from the sun. But doctors dismissed his theory because they can move during the day even when kept in a dark room.