Yu Yu: a Toddler with Feet Growing

Three year old Yu Yu suffers a rapid growing feet that force her walking without shoes or slippers. Those bizarre formation never stop growing while walking barefoot from day to day living. The same place where Li Hongfang lives, a mother with disfigured face.

Yu Yu’s feet are constantly swollen and heavy, making moving around extremely difficult. Her parents due to poverty could not afford to buy large shoes to protect her feet from sharp things outside.

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An x-ray result shows the deformity, which forces her feet to curve outwards. The toddler suffers from an undiagnosed condition which causes her feet to grow at an alarmingly rapid rate.

While walking along the road with holding hands of her grandmother, every step she makes will put her in pain.

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Despite of struggling to survive from poverty to make ends meet, her grandparents are slowly raising funds to take their little girl to the hospital for checking her conditions. They are planning to go to Beijing to seek medical assistance after collecting money from selling several pigs.

But as of this moment while waiting, little Yu Yu has no other way but walk barefoot along the way in her place Xi’an, in the Shaanxi Province of China.