Woman Born With Feet Facing Backwards Runs Faster Than Others

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A waitress has refused to be classified as disabled even though she was born with feet that face backwards.

Wang Fang, 27, of Chongqing city in China, was born with her feet facing the wrong way, but has learned to live with her condition without problems and recently refused a disability pension.

Wang, who has a five year-old son with normal feet, said: "I can walk as well as anyone else and even run faster than them. I'm like everyone else - except of course that I put my shoes on backwards. There is no reason to class me as disabled."

Source: DailyMail

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I followed this up and dug out various bits of folklore about spirits and the like with backwards feet (I think you can click on my name for the link) and also found this video of John Seavers - one of only 5 people with backwards feet in the US and the only one who can walk without help. However, not only can he walk but he is a dancer too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DX6AHeJOQM
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I noticed the hands too, Donna. The feet aren't her only issue. Cool that she's got such a great outlook on life; I know lots of people with no physical issues like that but lousy attitudes.

My son was born with a club foot; I wouldn't be surprised if this woman's condition is similar to that. My son's foot was surgically corrected when he was one and he does really well, but he still has trouble with running and long walks. A great read on conditions like this is "Pain: The Gift That Nobody Wants", by Dr. Paul Brand. He was a medical pioneer in treating foot deformities, leprosy and diabetes in India, and was a key figure in developing modern diabetes treatments in the US. Highly recommended read.
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They do seem to be bending far forwards because of the direction the toes face. But due to the ball of the feet (the heel can be from usage), i would have to say that only the base of her foot is flipped.
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