Jeshuah Morris polydactylism Unusual Baby Stories

Brooklyn Baby Born With 12 Fingers and 12 Toes

Jeshuah was born in Brooklyn on Tuesday, healthy, weighing just over 7 pounds. He has a rare condition, called polydactylism, which caused him to have 12 fingers and 12 toes at birth. The condition is genetic and his dad was born with an extra finger on his left hand.

Jeshuah’s mom, Quana Morris, said she’d had an ultrasound image taken during her pregnancy and knew he’d have extra fingers.

“We were counting them on the sonogram,” she told the Daily News.

The extra toes, though, were a surprise.

Jeshuah is getting a hand from his doctors to deal with the bonus digits, which are outside the pinkies and little toes and serve no purpose. He’ll have them surgically removed in a couple of weeks, his mom said.

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*Photo is of a child born with the same condition*


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