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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Kaleem is a regular 8-year-old boy from India but there is one thing in particular that separates him from the rest of the pack. That one thing is the size of his hands which have mysteriously ballooned to weigh more than two stone.

He is unable to carry out simple tasks, including tying his own shoe laces, after he was born with hands twice the size of an average baby.

His mother Haleema, 27, said she knew he was different at birth but was powerless to help and the youngster's hands have now grown so large they measure 13 inches from the base of his palm to the end of his middle finger.

His mother, who has other children who do not suffer from the same condition, said: "When Kaleem was born his hand was twice the size of a normal baby's. His hands were big and his fingers were long. Initially his fists were small but they began to grow large as well and his fingers also kept growing."

His father, Shamim, 45, who works as a labourer, is worried his son will never be independent and blames himself for not earning enough money.

"He has difficulty feeding himself because his fist does not bend properly - so we have to feed him," he said. "Using two fingers he is able to pick up some things like a glass of water to drink. We want to take him to the hospital but there have been times when money has been so low that my wife has been forced to go begging. In that kind of financial situation, getting treatment for Kaleem was difficult. Even when I tried to get Kaleem into the school, the headmaster told me to put in writing that the school would not be responsible if the other children were afraid of his hands or bullied him or laughed at him."

Even thought this entire situation is very sad let's look on the bright side. Apart from his enormous hands, Kaleem is reportedly in good health. Doctors have yet to be able to diagnose his condition but they are hopeful that a cure will be found --- and soon. But until then, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.