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Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes

Baby Born With 12 Fingers, 12 Toes

UPI

February 02, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO – A baby born in San Francisco has six perfectly formed and functional fingers and toes on his hands and feet, say doctors at Saint Luke’s Hospital.

Kamani Hubbard’s extra digits look so normal they weren’t noticed at first, said his mother, Miryoki Gross, of Daly City.

Extra digits run in the father’s side of the family, said dad Kris Hubbard, but none have been so perfectly developed.

Kris Hubbard himself had nubs of sixth fingers removed as a child because they were non-functioning, reported KTVU-TV, San Francisco. That won’t be the case with his son, born three weeks ago, because Kamani’s fingers and toes function perfectly, said Dr. Michael Treece.

“It’s merely an interesting and beautiful variation rather than a worrisome thing,” said Treece. “Imagine what sort of a pianist a 12-fingered person would be” or flamenco guitarist or typist, he said.

“I just want him to see what greatness will be in store for him,” said Kris Hubbard, noting famous polydactyly people include former Florida Marlins’ pitcher Antonio Alfonseca and the late blues guitarist Hound Dog Taylor.

© YellowBrix 2009


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    MGBEKE

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    world don cum to an end.Which kind thing b this.na wa ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.may una use prayer break am thru,

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    MGBEKE

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    NA WAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.ONYE BU ONYE NKEA?KELE MMADU KA O MMUO.

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    ivyzweb

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    for sure, it looks to be some sort of blessing & i'm sure in time his family will understand exactly the meaning of it. since they are so normal looking, i bet no one would notice unless it was pointed out to them. however, i hope his mother knows how to knit. how would you buy a pair of gloves? she'd have to make them especially for him, lol. best wishes! ;-)

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    swimnutt1523

    almost 6 years ago

    748 comments

    I think the baby is adorable extra digits just mean more to love

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    evette

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    He is a blessing from the good Lord and he don't make any mistake...

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    DanaNICU

    almost 6 years ago

    56 comments

    or i should say...12 fingers and 12 toes

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    DanaNICU

    almost 6 years ago

    56 comments

    maybe we might all end up with 6 fingers and 6 toes as we evolve!

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    Chella39

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    My father was born the same way back in 1948 and in 1982 he found a doctor to help remove them due to a lack of being able to find comfortable shoes.... This is not weid it is very normal it may just be the first time we have heard of it through the media I also hae a third cousin who was born with only 4 fingers and four toes they joke was that my dad got the extra and back in 2000 my coworker delivered her third child and he was born the same way 6 fingers and 6 toes

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    sewnew

    almost 6 years ago

    54 comments

    This is weird!

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    AustinNurse12

    almost 6 years ago

    94 comments

    Whoa! Polydactyl!

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