Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Toddler Called ‘Baby Hulk’ Because Of A Rare Condition Needs Your Help.

Until a few decades ago, expecting parents had no idea what to expect when their baby arrived. But with the invention of some incredible technologies, the complications that can occur during childbirth have been drastically reduced. In today's modern world, one can detect most of the possible genetic disorders and other diseases a child may possess in the early stages of pregnancy. However, there are things that even technology can’t predict, prevent, or cure. Some things must simply run their course. Just ask Joni Gatlin and her newborn daughter whose story is heartbreaking.

Joni Gatlin and the unusual condition of her newborn daughter is a definite shocker!

Joni went for her ultrasound when she was 15 weeks pregnant. The doctors noticed some unusual fluid in the scan but it was too early to make any assumptions. But the issues that stemmed from those initial findings became apparent after the birth of Joni's daughter, Madison when she realized her baby was born with a very distinctive condition.

Joni Gatlin and the unusual condition of her newborn daughter is a definite shocker!

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Madison’s right arm weighed five pounds more than her left arm.

The condition that Madison was born with is known as cloves, which causes lymphatic fluid to swell beneath her arms and chest. The disease is extremely rare and only 200 people worldwide are affected with it. The doctors consider her being alive nothing short of a miracle. Unfortunately, the weight around her upper torso and arms will continue to increase with her height and age.

Madison’s right arm weighed five pounds more than her left arm.

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Madison’s parents have given her the nickname "Baby Hulk", given her muscular appearance.

Joni, a mother of two, said, “Her nickname started during an instance where twin boys asked me what was wrong with her, I told them her daddy was the Hulk and they thought it was the coolest thing ever.” She further added, “After I told them she was the Hulk's daughter they wanted to be her best friend.”

Madison’s parents have given her the nickname "Baby Hulk", given her muscular appearance.

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“I don't want people to be scared of my daughter, there's nothing wrong with her, she just has a gene malfunction,” she said.

Joni continued to explain that, “I've told younger children she's a baby Hulk because I don't think they would understand the condition, and at least this way, they aren't scared of her and don't treat her differently.” She further added, “You have to try to have a sense of humor with something like this.”

“I don't want people to be scared of my daughter, there's nothing wrong with her, she just has a gene malfunction,” she said.

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Her mother was shocked to see her baby’s condition and didn’t know how to deal with it.

The parents were totally unaware of the existence of any such disease and were stunned to see her appearance from the waist up. But they went ahead and learned about the condition and found out certain facts. According to Joni, “When she was born she looked like a cute little blob with legs. We believed the mass weighed 3lb. Now I think it's around 5 lb.”

Her mother was shocked to see her baby’s condition and didn’t know how to deal with it.

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