A baby born with 15 fingers and 16 toes is in desperate need of surgery but his parents are unable to scrape together the funds to pay for it.
The baby, named Honghong, suffers from an extreme case of polydactyly, which affects around two in 1,000 kids.
The surgery to remove the fingers and toes could cost up to thousands of pounds, funds the family do not have.
Honghong’s mother, who works in a factory in Shenzhen City, suffers from polydactyly as well but it is not as severe as his – she only has 12 fingers and 12 toes.
Zou Chenglin, Hong Hong’s dad, said: ‘My wife has one extra finger and toe on each of her hands and feet, so we were worried that our child would inherit the condition.
‘But after going to three big hospitals in Shenzhen, doctors found no birth defects on our son during scans’
So they were shocked when Honghong was born with seven fingers on his right hand, eight on his left and eight toes on each of his feet.
The family has since been to several hospitals where they were relieved to find out Hong Hong can be operated on when he is between six months and a year old.
The surgery could cure the condition and hopefully give the boy a chance at a normal childhood but it would cost between £10,600 to £53,000.
The parents are now trying to reach out to local charities and the public to get any help they can.
In 2010, another boy in China suffered from the same condition but he had 31 toes and fingers. He successfully went under the knife when he was 6 years old.