Twenty-eight years ago, a baby boy called David was abandoned and left to die in the Amazonian jungle because of a severe facial disfigurement.
it took hundreds of operations to re-build David's face
Born with a rare disease which destroyed the centre of his face, David owes his life to a few dedicated individuals.
He was rescued by a Swiss charity worker and eventually adopted by a Scottish plastic surgeon who helped repair his face.
David's progress was recorded by the film-maker, Desmond Wilcox, in a series of award-winning BBC documentaries, called The Boy David
Now his story has been made into a film which is about to be released.
This morning, Breakfast spoke to David Jackson.
"Seeing my life on film, it feels like my own personal journal. I'm still writing it, " he told us.
He doesn't remember his life before being rescued at two, from a children's home. What he does remember is the hundreds of operations which helped re-shape his face.
"I'm always afraid of them. I don't like the fact that I don't have control over my own body, " he told us.
Despite that, he's grateful to his father for the surgery - and to the British public, who raised money to pay for it.
Now coming up to 30 years old, David is re-training as a graphic artist and also pursues his talents as a painter.
The Boy David Story, certificate PG, is released on September 12 at selected UK cinemas