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Meet The Baby Born With 12 Toes And 12 Fingers (PICTURED)

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‘I quite like the extra fingers’: Baby is born with 12 - and 12 toes
Jacob Duffy (Photo Credit: Mercury)

A baby born with 12 fingers and 12 toes has left doctors baffled – but his Mum says, ‘I quite like the extra fingers’.

There were no signs that there was anything wrong with seven-month-old Jacob Duffy before he was born in November last year.

But mum Rachael Hendry, 24, and dad John Duffy, 28, found that baby Jacob had four extra digits – and an undiagnosed complex syndrome which has left him with a number of defects, including a hole in the heart and eye conditions.

Rachael said: ‘We joked around a bit at first and said that at least he will be good on the piano but obviously we quickly realised that things were a bit more serious.

‘I quite like the extra fingers and I don’t really want the surgeons to chop them off but kids are quite cruel and I could hardly send him to school with them.’

Doctors aim to operate after he is 12 months old – and his parents are now trying to raise cash for a sensory room to aid his development.

The pair have already raised £1,000 in just six weeks of campaigning with proceeds also going towards the Hawthorn Family Support Centre in Leeds where Jacob visits every week.

Rachael said: ‘He’s doing really well now and the focus is on how he develops like any other baby.

‘Doctors are keeping a keen eye on him and we’re waiting on test results to see exactly what condition he has.

‘He has so many defects that it can’t just be coincidence.

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