Kangkang, from China’s Hunan province, is being dubbed as “mask face” baby. Kangkang, 14 months old, was born with a double face, a congenital deformity called transverse facial cleft, also known as face horizontal cleft.
His mother, Yi Xilian, says the pregnancy was normal and after all tests had assured him that the boy would have no problems. But when the woman gave birth in a hospital in Changsha, Hunan province, doctors didn’t allow me to see my son at the beginning, and I pleaded with my husband to let me have a look. Before they passed me the baby, they told me ‘don’t be sad, don’t be sad’, but when I saw my son, I collapsed,” said a crying Yi.
Dr. Wang Duquan that accompanies the chance, explains that there is only possible causes, but no certainty about the boy’s deformity: an infection during embryonic development, a drug taken by mothers during pregnancy or who knows.
Yi said 20 days after the birth she took Kang Kang to visit a big hospital in Changsha, where doctors told her that the surgery would cost around 300,000 to 400,000 yuan (between 80 and 100 thousand dollars), but the family regrets not having that much to solve the problem of his son.
The surgeries would try to equate the two divisions of his face, the deep muscle and then try to reconstruct the facial bones, but cautions that the results are unpredictable.
Kangkang was born in March , 2009. He now is treated at the People’s Liberation Army’s Military No. 163 Hospital only after his family accumulated enough money for the expensive correction facial surgeries.
All the best to you Kangkang!!!