The broth­ers born with no FEET

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

Two football lov­ing broth­ers will be able to kick a ball with­out ‘ag­o­nis­ing pain’ for the first time when they both get pros­thetic feet.

Kian and Cal­lum Jar­ram, from Sys­ton, Le­ices­ter­shire, both in­her­ited Adams Oliver syn­drome - a con­di­tion so rare that it only af­fects 130 peo­ple in the world.

It causes pre­ma­ture growth of hands and feet, leav­ing them with­out some fin­gers and stumps for feet.

Kian, 10, and Cal­lum, seven, and their fa­ther Jon, 35, are the only peo­ple known to have the con­di­tion in Eng­land.

But be­cause they can walk, the sil­i­cone pros­thetic feet are not avail­able on the NHS, so the fam­ily had to raise the money, for the life-chang­ing equip­ment.

The pros­thet­ics

will be in­di­vid­u­ally de­signed and tai­lored to en­sure the right skin colour is match and the pros­thetic is as com­fort­able and life­like as pos­si­ble.

‘All the boys dream of is be­ing able to play their favourite sport with­out be­ing in pain. Their feet just get so sore all of the time,’ said Mr Jar­ram.

‘The dif­fer­ence these new pros­thetic feet will make for them is in­de­scrib­able.

‘They’re amaz­ing be­cause they ac­tu­ally look like real feet, so peo­ple wouldn’t stare at them any more.

‘The boys have been quizzed at school with peo­ple ask­ing why they have such small feet, and on hol­i­day by the pool we can hear peo­ple whis­per­ing about it.

‘But I’ve al­ways en­cour­aged the boys to em­brace it be­cause it’s noth­ing to be ashamed of.

‘They don’t let them hold them back at all, but as a dad, to stop them be­ing in so much pain do­ing some­thing they love would be amaz­ing.’

The boys’ sis­ter Chloe, nine, has not been af­fected by the con­di­tion, which has plagued them since birth.

It has left Cal­lum with two fin­gers on one hand and three on the other while Kian has five small fin­gers on one hand and three on the other.

But the Not­ting­ham For­rest fans have re­fused to let it get in the way of their pas­sion for football, with both play­ing for lo­cal teams.

The boys are look­ing for­ward to play­ing football with­out be­ing in pain.

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