He keeps his hair long and tousled with golden highlights, like a K-pop star, and his ears twinkle with multiple piercings, one of them a silver cross.
He boasts about his social media proficiency, and even has a girlfriend.
But the young man I met in Incheon, South Korea, no longer looks like a little .
Though still short and skinny, Hyeon, now 18, looks like a typical, fashion-conscious teenager in black tank top and khakis cinched with a silver-buckled belt.
Many deal with psychological issues, physical ailments, unemployment, and discrimination.