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US mother counts her blessings: Baby born healthy with 12 fingers, 12 toes

US mother counts her blessings: Baby born healthy with 12 fingers, 12 toes

Jeshuah Fuller's parents expected him to be born with extra fingers. The extra toes, though, were a surprise.
Jeshuah, healthy and weighing 7 pounds (3.2 kilograms), was born Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York, with 12 fingers and 12 toes. His rare condition, called polydactylism, is usually genetic.
His dad was born with an extra finger on his left hand. His mom, Quana Morris, said she had an ultrasound image taken during her pregnancy and knew the baby would have extra fingers.
"We were counting them on the sonogram," she told the Daily News.
She did not know he would have 12 toes, she said. HE will have all the extra digits surgically removed in a couple of weeks, his mom said.


Updated : 2021-01-20 16:21 GMT+08:00