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Boy born with a birth defect that makes him look like he is wearing a mask

Boy born with a birth defect that makes him look like he is wearing a mask

- Huikang is a little boy from Hunan Province, China, that was born with a rare birth facial defect that makes him look like he is wearing a mask

- According to doctors the boy's disease that was called by the media “mask boy” extremely rare and very serious

- With the donations of £40,000 from the public, the child's family were able to afford surgical operations for him

A Little boy’s horrifying deformity has touched the hearts of millions in China after his plight was made public.

The Chinese boy was born in Hunan Province with a rare birth facial defect which has left two huge gaps from both sides of his mouth leading towards his ears.

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Story of boy born with 2 faces will break your heart (photos, video)

Due to the deformation, Huikang seems to have two faces, which has caused the media to call him the 'mask boy', a nickname he has had for the past seven years.

His mom Yi Lianxi, who was 23 years old at the time of his birth, describes being devastated when she first saw her baby boy in 2009.

The woman said that she had undergone three ultrasound scans and one Doppler ultrasound scan during her pregnancy. No deformation had been detected.

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Story of boy born with 2 faces will break your heart (photos, video)

Huikang's grandmother even said that a lot of the family's acquaintances suggested they should throw away the child, but she said 'how could we do that'.

As well as coming to terms with the child’s tragic defect, the family is mocked by unkind people community who laugh at the boy's bad luck.

But when the plight of the boy came to light the family had been inundated with sympathy from the Chinese public and helped with £40,000 medical bills.

READ ALSO: Baby born with two heads (photo, video)

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Story of boy born with 2 faces will break your heart (photos, video)

W. Duquan, a doctor from the Military Hospital in Changsha said that Huikang's condition was extremely rare and very serious.

On May 19 and September 1, Huikang underwent two operations at the No. 163 Military Hospital.

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Story of boy born with 2 faces will break your heart (photos, video)

Dr Duquan, who led the treatment, said in a TV interview with Hunan Public Channel that both operations were successful.

However, he added that Huikang would need to wait for about 10 years to see if his facial bones would grow in a normal way.

READ ALSO: Newborn baby delivered with teeth in his mouth (photo)

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