Image: Facebook/Heather Fricke

As Christmas approached in 2017 Heather Fricke was preparing to attend a festive get-together with her family. But while she was getting ready, the mom’s attention was drawn to her baby son’s foot by her partner. A strange line spotted on two toes soon had his parents rushing little Jacob to hospital.

Image: Facebook/Heather Fricke

As many moms and dads will no doubt attest, the role of a parent can be incredibly demanding, especially during the initial stages. After all, small babies require a lot of care and attention. In the Frickes’ case, though, they were faced with an unusual challenge ahead of the holiday season.

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