Baby in China Born with Second Face

Posted on July 3, 2010

Children born with facial deformities are always a sad tale. Whether or not it’s something correctable, such as a cleft palate, or something you just have to live with, like Moebius syndrome, it’s always gut-wrenching that a poor child has to suffer such a condition. One such example is Kangkang, a 14-month old born with a transverse facial cleft. What does this mean?

Baby in China Born with Second Face picture

It means the baby essentially has a second face. Hailing from the Hunan province, all signs pointed to a normal, healthy baby for young Yi Xilian, but once Kangkang was born, the truth was revealed. The poor child looks like he’s literally wearing a mask, due in part to a massive cleft that extends almost all the way up to his ears. Unable to see her son upon birth, the unfortunate mother, who is employed at a company that manufactures electronics in the Guangdong Province, pleaded and pleaded with her husband to see the newborn. After finally be handed the child, she broke down into tears.

Baby in China Born with Second Face picture

No one knows what causes this unfortunate condition, though theories abound. It could be caused by an infection, or even frequent drug use by the mother. According to one source, the only drugs the mother took while pregnant were prescribed anti-abortion agents her doctors prescribed. Sadly, this condition is incredibly expensive to treat, as Yi learned when she took Kangkang at 20-days old to a hospital in Changsha. The final tally: around 300-400,000 Yen, or approximately 80,000 to 100,000 dollars.

Baby in China Born with Second Face picture

Thankfully, there is a happy ending, as Kangkang’s family has managed to gather together enough money for treatment at the People’s Liberation Army’s Military No. 163 Hospital.

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65 comments
Jeff
Jeff

They're really throwing people off when they said its a second face, I looked more into this case and its basically that the jawline is split up to the ears so it juts out, making it look like he's "wearing a mask" The baby has one set of eyes and nose, its just a skeletal deformity

raina
raina

im breaking down in tears right now this is so sad.

Julia
Julia

Can he see out of the first face as well? Like does he just see the back of his second face?

paul
paul

uggggg-leeeeeee

phantom
phantom

thats one phantom baby

Javarn S.
Javarn S.

As Nicola said, and I quote: "There is no need to even say "poor baby" .. There is nothing wrong with the child! His parents are blessed to have such a lovely little boy. He's a little star and people should stop being so cruel - "late abortion" .. Get over yourself you idiot. He's a lovely baby and every child deserves a chance at life!" I totally agree with this. I am not so sure sergery would help, it would leave intensive scaring and other, more worse looking, surgically impailed deformation. But, if they can do it at no harm, physical or otherwise, to the lovely baby boy, then do so ever so carefully. He is already going to have a hard life, dont make it harder.

lol
lol

Wait.. that is a real face! I THOUGHT THAT WAS A MASK!!!!

ami
ami

mom made a mistake and her kid will pay for whole life

The Eastern Plague
The Eastern Plague

This baby is cute, but society is cruel, and obviously unmanageable. I think they are doing a selfless thing by allowing him the surgery he needs to eventually lead a normal life. On another note, as for the "little whiter people land" comment, if eating & torturing innocent dog/cats, treating women like shit, and well, being loud, rude, with dark age cruelty is the "real world", then I am loving it over here in Western Civilization in my cozy suburban home. And last, learn proper English Grammar, or else stick with your own native language. Insulting makes you sound, well. . .either retarded or underage, pick one. First off it's "You're ugly" not "Your ugly". Second it's "ho" not "hoe". Hoe is a gardening tool, and Ho is short for "Hotel". Third it's "white people" not "whiter", saying whiter would be implying that you are somewhat white and we are just whiter than you. Four, it's "we're living in the real world", "gonna" not "gunna", and use some fucking punctuation. You guys are fucking idiots, it's simple, the kid looks fine, even though he looks like "Ike" from South Park. But Ike is cute too. Go type into Google "Girl Born With No Face", and there you will see a serious problem. You guys have Google right? Or do you have inferior tiny penis Google called "ting ting long dong". If so, after searching for gay porn, type in what I suggested.

meche
meche

Stupids ... Get a lifeeeee

kitty.pop
kitty.pop

Just hope the surgery is successful and he's able to live a somewhat "normal" life. It looks like he may need a couple surgeries to fix that cleft.

greenlights
greenlights

so he has a face on a face? i dont get it someone please explain?

Elemarth
Elemarth

I didn't believe the picture at first, either, but it's actually kind of cute, if a little eerie. There are a lot worse defects he could have had. I hope his treatment will work and he'll have a good life.

shawn
shawn

thats kinda kewl

chikitina
chikitina

honestly I wish that family the best of luck

/b/
/b/

They should keep it how it is! It would make one badass supervilain! rofl

VideoMonkey
VideoMonkey

This baby is awesome...truly special and unique! I hope this child gets lots of love. Go back to reading your fashion magazine.

videomonkey is GAY
videomonkey is GAY

YOUR GAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go dieee thats makes no sense i bet your ugly you should die bye HOE

Replier is stupid
Replier is stupid

YOU'RE grammar is truly wonderful. /sarcasm/ Get a life, you are probably the ugly one.

Kas
Kas

I'm so amazed at this little baby, I honestly think he is the coolest looking baby I have ever laid eyes on.

Nicola
Nicola

There is no need to even say "poor baby" .. There is nothing wrong with the child! His parents are blessed to have such a lovely little boy. He's a little star and people should stop being so cruel - "late abortion" .. Get over yourself you idiot. He's a lovely baby and every child deserves a chance at life!

raina
raina

yeah i agree that every baby should have a chance at life but you dont have a child witha face like that

Jerry
Jerry

There's "nothing wrong with the child"? Get real, woman. Let's see if you say the same thing if your kid comes out looking like that. "Little star"... jeez, no one likes a patronizing fool, so quit it.

Mort
Mort

It looks like Ike from South Park

ndrew
ndrew

so scary, i can't imagine that..

BarelyHangingOn
BarelyHangingOn

I didn't really believe the picture when I first saw it.

Krizangelic Cabuslay
Krizangelic Cabuslay

I hope he's not gonna be laughed by others.

cute baby
cute baby

sadly we are not living in little whiter people land we living in the real world so yes hes gunna be amde fun of ! its the way it goes

Yuan
Yuan

Then Yen is Japanese currency.

Mark
Mark

lol what a comment , phantom of the opera

LOL
LOL

LOLOLOL this baby looks as if it licked louisiana beaches loooooool

dilldoe
dilldoe

why....so.............serious?!

Ah Lin
Ah Lin

There is nothing scary about this baby, its just so unfortunate, what if you are the one who has two face,no one wants to be deformed. And stop cursing this child!!

ah lin go die
ah lin go die

its not normal dumbass ! yes it is a little scary thats why hes gunna look nice after his surgery so shut up and go die bye :D

Loser
Loser

Yeah, like that little child had a choice to look 'normal'. I understand that this might startle you a bit, but you have no right to go and start commenting negatively about this poor baby. Oh, by the way. I think YOU should be the one to go and fucking die, you worthless piece of shit, so shut up and bye. :)

Mtease
Mtease

Would it be humane just to terminate it? A reaallly late abortion or something?

Cockknocker
Cockknocker

Am I the only one who noticed the baby was playing WITH a pill bottle in the picture?

Taylor
Taylor

Yen should read yuan... Wrong country Lycurgus!

wow
wow

The look on that woman's face is like "Fuuuuuuu!"

Simone
Simone

Poor Baby.... :o( xxx

Amir
Amir

All the best for the surgery. from Canada ;)

fas
fas

I have seen your stupid website in the comments section of every fucking website submitted to digg.