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The girl who doesn’t age

Brooke Greenberg (left) looks like a toddler, but she is actually 16 years old. She has hardly aged, physically or mentally, since her birth. She is 76cm tall (30 inches) and weighs only 7.3kg (16 pounds). After failing to identity this strange genetic disorder, doctors have called her condition, “Syndrome X”.

The weirdness doesn’t stop there. Born one month pre-mature in Baltimore, Maryland, Brooke suffered a series of medical emergencies, most of which mysteriously disappeared. At age five, she fell into a coma for fourteen days, during which time her doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor. Later, when Brooke woke from the coma, her doctors found no trace of the tumor.

Some suggest that Brooke’s strange condition could unlock the secrets of ageing.

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This entry was posted on September 27, 2012 by in Weird people.

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