Alex Visker, a 19-year-old living in Lehi, Utah, claims that he is allergic to solid food. He has been using a feeding tube attached to his stomach since 2013 to digest a protein-free formula (video below).
Visker claims that eating just one bite of solid food can give him stomach pains, headaches and "brain fog," notes the Daily Mail.
Visker also has allergies that many people share: car fumes, perfumes, paints, car filters, latex and grass that has recently been cut.
However, he had to quit playing the saxophone and clarinet because of his allergy to the reeds used to play the instruments.
"It's changed a lot of things for me, I've had to rethink how I do a lot of things and make it work for me," Visker told Barcroft TV.
"From the time he was really young, as we look back, he had a lot of symptoms," Visker's mother Jodie stated.
"We have had many doctors who didn't have a clue what it was," she added. "They would throw up their hands and say, 'We don't know how to help you."
Visker has found some relief from various medications including a prescription called Xolair (similar to an allergy shot) that he receives twice every month.
"It overall makes me feel better," Visker says.
However, the protein-free formulas and medications cost Visker's family $7,000 a month, so they have set up a GoFundMe page, which has brought in about $13,000 over three months.