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IN OMG! ON 12 May, 2016
Polydactyly is a congenital physical anomaly which isn't a very rare type of physical difference. One in a thousand humans are affected by this case where a person is born with extra finger(s) and/or toe(s). This physical anomaly isn't constrained only to humans but occurs in cats and dogs too.
In January of 2016, a baby was born in the rural Hunan province of China with not one or two extra fingers, but a total of 31 fingers and toes!
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Hong Hong has two palms on each hand, no thumbs and a total of 31 fingers and toes.
Polydactyly affects 1 in every 1000 births, thus being not so uncommon case. Hong Hong's mother also has this condition.
But Hong Hong's case is a bit tough.
The main problem is the missing of Hong Hong's thumbs. Along with the removal of his extra digits, the surgeons will also have to reconstruct new thumbs. This is much more expensive than Hong Hong's family can afford.
Hong Hong's parents appealed online for some funding but stopped after some mixed comments on the internet. The doctors say Hong Hong would be operated between the age of six months and one year.
The da Silva family from Brazil is one of the families popular for the Polydactly case.
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