Going to school can be tough for some of us who worry about being able to fit. Furthermore, this anxiety can be worse for anyone who looks different from others. Being teased and feeling like an outcast will take an emotional toll on anyone. However, this young boy with deformed arms is not letting anyone bring him down. In fact, his strength is inspiring others.
Inspiring Boy With Deformed Arms
On the 3rd of January which was the second day of school, Facebook user William Foo shared his son’s experience. His son was born with deformed arms due to a heredity gene but still has full use of them.
Unfortunately, on his first day of school he was teased by some other children asking why his hands looked like chicken hands. Instead of letting their words get the better of him, the young boy answered back saying “They look like chicken feet, not chicken hands.”
Worried about his son, William asked him if he was upset that the children in school were teasing him. He then told his father that ““Many people laughed at me. If they want to make fun of me, just let them be. I’m still able to do things and eat with my arms!”
The young boy’s response at being teased was so mature and inspiring that it touched the hearts of those who read the post. While having deformed arms can sometimes pose a challenge, it’s amazing that he’s so strong.
Moving on, let’s talk about how deformities happen in children. Birth defects are a significant abnormality of appearance, structure, or function that is present at birth. Some birth defects are visible while others may be internal.
To illustrate, a visible defect can be the absence of a limb. Next, an internal defect could be a malformed organ. Lastly, a chemical imbalance deformity can result in conditions such as severe mental retardation.
Some birth defects are obvious immediately at birth while others may take some time to detect. In fact, some people can grow up until middle age before their deformities appear. For example, Huntington disease is an inherited condition where people live a normal life for decades. However, during middle age they begin to develop dementia and loss of control of their arms and legs.
Birth defects can be caused by genetic factors that are inherited or a variety of environmental injuries. This includes infections, radiation, and drug exposure during pregnancy. The majority of birth defects result without any detectable cause.