No deformities allowed.
That was the message sent to the parents of 2-year-old Sofya Zakharova when they tried to enroll the tot in a nursery.
“‘First, you need to arrange an operation so she can go to nursery school like an ordinary child,’” her mother, Svetlana Zakharova, claims she was told by nursery staff.
Her daughter has a skull deformity that makes her forehead wider than normal, and her fingers and toes are also fused together.
A sweet video of Sofya and her mom shows the child laughing and playing with watercolors like any happy kid — just one who appears a bit different physically.