They say it takes a village to raise a child. Anastasia Johnson has a virtual village at her back, made possible by online crowdsourcing. 

The Bismarck-Mandan-based Johnson family started a GoFundMe campaign in April to help pay for the procedure to remove the extra thumb on Anastasia's right hand.

The extra extremity has made everyday activities, like playing with her toys or drinking from a cup, awkward for the infant. The one-year-old has even gone so far as to try chewing it off, which of course causes her pain.

The operation is to be preformed in Minneapolis, which adds the costs of travel and lodging to the already substantial expenses carried by surgical procedures.

So far, the family has raised more than $1,000.

To help Anastasia and her family reach their $20,000 goal, visit their GoFundMe page at