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Toddler Suffers Mystery Condition

16/07/2012 11:44 | Updated 22 May 2015
Chinese toddler cannot wear shoes and can barely walk as mystery condition makes her feet grow too big for her body  Barcroft

Every step three-year-old Yu Yu takes is painful.

The little girl from Xi'an, Shaanxi Province of China, has an undiagnosed condition which causes her feet to grow at an extremely quick rate.

Both her feet are growing far too big for her body, and are constantly swollen and heavy, making each step painful for the little girl.

An X-ray that the family have of Yu Yu's feet show they are malformed and curve outwards.

Chinese toddler cannot wear shoes and can barely walk as mystery condition makes her feet grow too big for her body  Barcroft

Yu Yu's feet have grown and swollen so much that she has to walk barefoot as her family cannot afford special shoes for her.

Her family are slowly raising funds to take their little girl to a doctor in Beijing for help with her condition. Her grandfather is collecting money by selling pigs until they have enough to pay for a proper diagnosis and possible treatment.

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