Share this post

user icon

Live

People Reading

This story now

Brothers With No Toes Were Gifted The Best-Gift-Ever This Christmas 

This story is about two brothers, Kian and Callum Jarram born with Adams-Oliver disease, a rare syndrome which results in the premature growth of hands and feet, and they have stumps instead of feet. 

But this Christmas was different for them, and now they'll be playing soccer too!

Images via dailymail


 

Brothers With No Toes Were Gifted The Best-Gift-Ever This Christmas 

Brothers With No Toes Were Gifted The Best-Gift-Ever This Christmas 

754 396
  in People

The Disorder

The Disorder

Both the boys have inherited this disorder from their father. This disorder leads to the premature growth of hands and legs, leaving the affected person with some fingers and stumps instead of feet.

A rare disorder

A rare disorder

This disorder is very rare, so much so that it has just affected only 125 people in the world. It is only the Jarrams in England that are known to have this disorder.

An effort for prosthetics

An effort for prosthetics

The father of Kian and Callum has been desperate to get the boys silicone prosthetic feet. This could not be funded by NHS, so he decided to create a fundraising page. This page was then supported by family, friends and strangers in masses and they were finally able to raise 8,000 pounds.

Not To Be Ashamed

Not To Be Ashamed

Mr. Jarram has always taught the boys not to be ashamed of their feet and embrace it. He feels that the syndrome has built a very different connection between the three of them.

Best Christmas gift

Best Christmas gift

This is the best Christmas gift for boys as both of them are huge football fans.

A relief

A relief

The prosthetics are a huge relief to the boys because the stumps used to become sore and painful. They can now easily kick the ball and play without pain.

The boys are happy!

The boys are happy!

"The first thing they said when I told them about these feet was that they just want to be able to wear flip flops" says Jon Jarram, 35. However, Chloe, the sister of the brothers has not been affected by the disorder. It seems like the disorder has only been inherited by the men in the family.

About their hands

About their hands

The syndrome has also left Callum with 2 fingers in one and 3 on the other hand. Kian has 5 little fingers in one and 3 in the other hand.

Benefits of the prosthetics

Benefits of the prosthetics

According to Mr Jarram, prosthetic feet are a boon for the people suffering from Adams Oliver disorder as they help them to walk in a much comfortable manner.

Life-Changing Gift

Life-Changing Gift

Mr. Jarram says, "Both the boys and myself are so grateful, it just means so much to them and it really will be life changing."

Loved this? Spread it out then

comments Comment ()

Post as @guest useror
clear

clear
arrow_back

redo Pooja query_builder {{childComment.timeAgo}}

clear

clear
arrow_back

Be the first to comment on this story.

Report

close

Select you are Reporting

expand_more
  • +2351 Active user
Post as @guest useror

NSFW Content Ahead

To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.