My Unique Difference By Luke Ring (Age 9)

Hi! My name is Luke Ring and I live in Newport Beach, CA and I am going to tell you about my differences. First, I am going to talk about me. I like me. There are many cool things about me. Every person is unique and different. I love that about planet earth. People have differences and that is what I am writing about today.

Now I am going to talk about how I am different. It is probably something you have never heard of. It is called a web toe. It’s medical name is Syndactyly. Most think that it is an inherited condition. It means that two of my toes on both feet have a web in between. To make it simple my two toes on each foot are stuck together. So if you think about it, I have four toes on each foot. I got this difference from my Aunt in Hawaii. She has the same thing as me but her web is bigger. When I show other people some think it is cool. Others think it is weird and scary. I don’t care if they think it is cool or weird. I think it is cool and unique. I think it is cool because my toe looks like a duck’s toe. They are stuck together like a duck. If you think about it ducks are fast swimmers and since my toe is like a duck’s toe so I am a fast swimmer. It helps me swim faster when I need it like for when I am swimming in the ocean for fun or if there is a big wave I can swim in.

I am going to talk about how my web toes affect me. When I have an itch I can’t scratch it. My webbed toes can also affect me in a good way too, because like I said since they are stuck together I am a faster swimmer. My toes are like a swimming fin. One in every 3,000 people have a webbed toe or finger and mostly boys have it.

This is my unique difference.

One Response to “My Unique Difference By Luke Ring (Age 9)”

  1. Noel ShawApril 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

    We love you Luke! Happy to be your webbed-toe Aunty!! ‍♀️ ‍♂️

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