In China, a baby is born with 15 fingers and 16 toes
Hunan: Almost four-month-old Hong Hong has 31 fingers and toes. His parents are now pleading for financial help for their son who is suffering from a genetic disorder called polydactylism.
The shocked parents said there were no indications of his deformities on pre-natal scans.
Hong Hong, who was born in January in Pingjiang County in Hunan province, has eight fingers on his left hand, seven on his right, and eight toes on each of his foot. He has two palms on both hands.
This condition seems to be hereditary because the boy’s mother has one extra finger on her toes and feet.
According to the boy’s father, the surgery could cost as much as CNY 200,000.
The couple is now seeking online donations and have raised over CNY 40,000.