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Boy With 18-Pound Hands Is a Medical Mystery

Kids go through growth spurts, sure, but this one is unlike any you’ve ever seen.

Kaleem is an 8-year-old boy in India whose hands weigh more than 18 pounds and run more than a foot long. As you can see in the video above, his hands are gigantic and completely out of proportion with the rest of his body. It’s almost as if he has huge real-life foam fingers you see at sporting events.

Kaleem doesn’t go to school because other kids are frightened of him and his parents have struggled financially to find the proper medical attention.

As you may expect, he is bullied because of his condition and he struggles with the simplest of tasks. Doctors are also at a loss, saying they haven’t seen anything like it before, although they believe it may have something to do with his thyroid.

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