The brothers born with no FEET
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.
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.