A 16-year-old schoolgirl has the internet in stitches after photographing her malformed hand ‘Fred’ in a range of funny scenarios.
Haylee Gardner, of Macksburg, Iowa, is missing fingers due to amniotic band syndrome, which cut off blood flow to her left hand while she was in the womb.
Growing up, the high school student would doodle on her ‘little hand’ with marker pen, bringing it to life with eyes and a smile.
Haylee nicknamed the limb Fred and after realising it made her friends laugh, decided to set up an Instagram page devoted to her alter ego.
She has since staged photoshoots showing ‘Fred’ in a range of real-life scenarios – including driving a car, travelling on a plane, playing scrabble and blowing bubbles.
You can follow Haylee and Fred on Instagram at @littlehandfred.