Children born with facial deformities are always a sad tale. One such example is Kangkang, a 14-month old born with a “transverse facial cleft” – “means the baby essentially has a second face”. Hailing from 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, pleaded with her husband to see the newborn. After finally be handed the child, she broke down into tears.
Thankfully, there’s a happy ending, as Kangkang’s family has managed to gather together enough money for treatment at People’s Liberation Army’s Military No. 163 Hospital.