Cute, charming, and irresistibly adorable — that’s what most of us describe babies. But, there are some miracle babies that display unique features that set them apart from the rest. It can be a unique birthmark or a medical condition that makes them look a bit different compared to other babies. But no matter how different they may look, they’re always a proud parent’s precious little child. Here are the top 10 miracle babies born with incredible and unique features!
10. Deepak Kumar Paswaan
Having a few extra limbs would be impressive… But for seven-year-old Deepak Kumar Paswaan, this is a nightmare.
Nicknamed “octopus-boy”, the young boy has an extra set of limbs protruding out of his chest from his undeveloped twin. This unnatural feature of his resulted in him being perceived as the incarnation of Vishnu, a Hindu god usually depicted as having four arms. Others said that he houses a demon within his body. Regardless of what people think about him, Deepak only wants one thing — to be able to live normally, just like the other children in his community.
This wish of his came true on May 30th, 2010, when a team of 15 doctors performed a complicated surgery to remove his extra limbs. The operation was a complete success, with doctors stating that “he is 100 percent fit”. Of course, Deepak, after years of being ridiculed by other people, still needs to have a bit of counseling in order to lead a normal life. And while there are no updates currently about Deepak’s status, this photo of him back in 2011 is enough to prove that he is now able to live a normal life.
9. Pixie Rose Masters
Most babies are usually born with a small amount of hair on their heads, but Pixie Rose Masters is an exception. When she was born back on July 4, doctors and nurses were surprised to see that she was born with a full mop of jet black hair.
And while it’s not a rare condition per se, her hair was unusually thicker compared to other babies born with hair.
And that’s not the only unusual thing about Pixie, as she was also born with a medical condition called “microtia”, which affects one in every 7,000 newborns. This condition is quite severe as her right ear is deformed, making it hard for her to hear things. And while it is possible that her parents can hide her deformed ear with her long, black hair, her mother mentioned that her flaws won’t stop her from styling her daughter’s hair.
It is unknown whether they’ll have doctors perform surgery to fix her right ear, but for now, Pixie is enjoying the compliments she receives from people worldwide.
8. “Bence” and “MilliAnna”
Many of us spend hundreds to thousands of dollars just to get the hair color and style we want. But not these miracle babies, because they were already born with it.
Born in Hungary, “Bence” was nicknamed “Prince Charming” by the hospital’s residents due to his platinum blonde hair.
Initially, doctors thought that he might have some sort of albinism. That can be dangerous as his skin won’t have enough melanin to protect him from the sun’s UV rays. But in reality, Bence was a normal, healthy boy. He was just lucky to be born with a really striking hair color.
And in South Carolina, “MilliAnna” also possesses a unique trait that sets her apart from other babies — she has a white streak of hair on her forehead.
Surprisingly, it’s not only her that has this, as her mother, as well as her grandmother and great-grandmother, possesses this “birthmark”.
This is caused by a condition called “poliosis”, which basically results in a lack of melanin on the affected area, causing it to grow white. Still, it doesn’t stop MilliAnna’s mother from telling her that she is “special and beautiful” for inheriting their family’s unique birthmark.
7. Fu Wengui
From the right angles, it’s hard to see what’s wrong with Fu Wengui, a 15-year old boy from China. But once you get near him, it’s impossible for you to not notice his abnormally long neck.
Having ten vertebrae rather than the usual seven in his neck, it has caused Fu Wengui great distress both physically and emotionally. His head movement is severely hindered and even the simplest of movements can cause him great pain. This also causes several unwanted attention, causing him to have some problems with regard to socializing.
According to doctors, Fu Wengui suffers from a condition called “congenital scoliosis”. It’s a condition wherein vertebrae within the neck aren’t formed properly. Fortunately, the doctors of Chaoyang Hospital have formulated a treatment plan to fix this irregularity and give Fu Wengui a normal neck. Currently, there are no updates on how the surgery went; let’s just hope that it went well so that he can live a normal life.
6. Gabby Williams
It’s hard to treat a medical condition that has no name. Such is the case of miracle baby Gabby Williams, who suffers from a medical condition so complex and unknown, there’s no medical term for it.
Currently at age nine, Gabby has the face of a baby and a body similar to that of toddlers. Her medical condition, according to experts, dramatically slows down her aging process and causes her to age once every four years. This results in her still having the body of a two-year-old. And to make matters worse, she is also plagued with a host of ailments, such as heart defects and an abnormality in her swallowing reflex, which requires her to be fed with a tube in her nose.
While there are similar cases like hers on other parts of the globe, medical experts still haven’t pinpointed the exact cause of this perplexing medical condition. Even worse is that they don’t know if Gabby will survive her ordeal. For now, the only thing Gabby and her family can do is to stay positive and hope for the best.
Before we carry on, take a look at this photograph of supposedly the ‘darkest baby in the world’, which began circulating in 2015.
It went viral online, along with this image.
So my question is – can you explain the image? I’ll reveal the answer at the end – so stick around!
5. Arnav Sharma
Only a few people can ever hope to achieve Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking’s levels of genius. But a young boy from India who has grown up in the UK not only succeeded in reaching the levels of the two geniuses, he also surpassed them.
As early as two years old, Arnav Sharma has shown remarkable intelligence, capable of counting to 100 without being taught by his relatives. At age eight, he showed a great interest in singing and dancing, participating in a contest and reaching the semi-finals. And at age 11, he took the Mensa test, reaching an IQ score of 162, which is higher than Einstein and Hawking. Even more outstanding is that he was able to do it with zero preparation, even explaining that he was not nervous while taking the test.
Currently, he’s studying at Crossfields School, but he’s eligible to enroll at a number of prestigious schools including Eton College and Westminster. When he’s not studying, he can be seen partaking in stereotypical ‘smart kid’ activities like playing the piano or reading books. His plans for the future? Well, he says hasn’t thought of it at the moment. I’m pretty sure we can expect great things from him as long as he continues to nurture his gift.
4. Çinar Engin
Birthmarks are often seen as a skin imperfection, but for Çinar Engin and his parents, his birthmark is anything but a flaw.
Having a birthmark shaped like a heart on his forehead, Çinar has captured the hearts of many, including the doctors and nurses who helped in birthing him. His unique birthmark is so popular, that people they meet during their walks often stop and adore Çinar and his birthmark, with some even taking photos with him! It even earned him the nickname “love baby” or “hearted boy”, as dubbed by the doctors in the hospital where he was born.
His parents don’t seem to mind his newfound popularity; in fact, both of them seem to love the attention he is getting. For them, Çinar’s birthmark is a special one, as if it was his own way of “thanking” his parents for being born into this world.
3. Archie Innes
Most babies open their eyes once they’re birthed into the world. However, this is entirely impossible for Archie Innes; not because he can’t open his eyes, but it’s because he has no eyes, to begin with.
Afflicted with the SOX2 syndrome — a medical condition that causes abnormal development of the eyes — and a number of other medical conditions, Archie was able to defy the odds and survive, dubbing him as a “miracle baby” by the doctors. However, even the most basic of movement, such as crawling and walking, its especially hard for him due to his complications.
But, this did not stop Archie’s parents from pursuing therapy in order for him to be able to live normally. They hope that someday some type of potential treatment can help sort out all his medical conditions in the near future. The family has started a fundraiser for people who are willing to help out Archie should doctors be able to formulate a treatment plan for him. For now, the only thing Archie’s family can do is to shower him with love, as they want him to feel special and loved, regardless of his medical conditions.
2. Ollie Trezise
Ollie Trezise, a little boy from Wales, has been called by many, the “real-life Pinocchio”. But unlike Pinocchio, his nose doesn’t grow longer; rather, he has the round, red nose Pinocchio usually has.
This is caused by a rare medical condition called “encephalocele”, which causes his brain to grow in his nose, creating a “brain sac”. If left untreated, he could contract infections including meningitis should his nose, and effectively his brain, get injured.
Fortunately, he was treated before his condition worsened, thanks to the doctors of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Today, he is a young boy actively enjoying his life, bonding with his parents and his older sister.
Though he might have some imperfections, his parents are still right to believe he’s still a perfect little boy, just like the boy Pinocchio’s creator, Geppetto, would like to have.
1. Loyalty Adonis
The average weight of a newborn is around 3.4 kilograms. But LaQueena Hunter Grover gave birth to a gigantic miracle baby — she gave birth to Loyalty Adonis, who weighed 6.35 kilograms, making him the heaviest baby for the year 2017.
She wasn’t new to this, seeing that she gave birth to babies way past the average weight before. However, Adonis was in an entirely new league, so she was rather surprised when she found out his weight.
Despite his large frame, Adonis is a perfectly healthy baby. In fact, he is quite an active one, with his mother saying that he acts like the “Incredible Hulk” whenever he doesn’t get something. He immediately bawls when his mother fails to change his diapers when he’s wet or forgets to feed him when he’s hungry. But no matter how much of a troublemaker he may be, LaQueena says that he is her own special child.
And as a final word, she said that Adonis will be her last baby and that she is closing her womb for good. Maybe she fears that she’ll have an even heavier baby, hmm?
And now back to the “world’s darkest baby” image. Although many sites promoted it as being a real story, the truth is that the photo is fake. While its origins are up for debate, the figure shown in the image was actually a life-like doll created by “Breath Of Heaven” artist Lilah Pearsons.
The second image circulated was likely just photoshopped to make the child look darker than it really was.
So the moral of the story: do more researching before believing anything you hear online!
Did any of these miracle babies amaze you with their unique and incredible features? Do you know of any children who have unique features themselves? Let me know in the comments section down below. Thanks for reading!