20-Year-Old Girls That Never Ages And Is Still A Baby
Brooke Greenberg is a 20-year-old girl trapped inside of the body of an infant. She is a medical mystery for the doctors, and it would appear that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button may not be far off as we might think. Brooke weighs just 16 pounds (7 kilograms) and she has the mental capacity of a toddler. Find out why this 20 year-old girl hasn’t grown an inch since she was 4 years old right here.
Brooke was born on January 8, 1993, she is 76 cm tall, and even though she may look like a small toddler, she is actually a 20-year old girl. Her case has amazed and dazzled some of the most renown doctors and specialists, and she is considered to be a link to finding out the secret of how to stop the aging process, or even just delay it.
Even though she keeps aging, her mental capacity but also her exterior aspect remains that of an infant due to the fact that her body is not able to mature properly. Up till the age of 4, Brooke had developed slower than normal, but she developed nonetheless. The doctors have not been able to identify what this 20-year-old toddler suffers from, and there has been no formal diagnosis. The problem that prevents Brooke from developing normally is simply referred to as Syndrome X (that sounds like something out of the X Files).
20-Year-Old Infant – A Medical Mystery
If you think that the fact that this girl doesn’t age is amazing, wait till you hear some more information from her medical history! Throughout her life, Brooke has suffered from quite a few extremely dangerous medical emergencies which would normally pose a threat to her life. Amazingly, the girl recovered miraculously and without outside interventions. She simply healed on her own.
Before even turning 4, Brooke made it out alive from a surgery for seven perforated stomach ulcers (and not many people survive that). After having this surgery, Brooke suffered from a brain seizure, which also led to a stroke. Normally, a stroke would leave some traces, if not physically, at least on a cat-scan or MRI, but two weeks after the seizure, the girl’s brain looked like nothing had ever happened.
When she was just 4 years old, Brooke slipped into a 14-days-long coma due to a massive tumor inside her brain. By the time she woke up, the tumor had miraculously disappeared. So, not only is this girl not aging, but she also has an amazing accelerated self-healing ability.
The Key To The Fountain Of Youth?
After ruling out any endocrine system abnormalities, many specialists are struggling to unlock the mystery behind Brooke’s evolution. The girls unique DNA may be hold they key to finding solutions for the problems of aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s and many more. Some of the tests which Brooke has underwent have revealed that her genes may have suffered a mutation that switched off her body’s ability to mature.
Scientists believe that after the finish sequencing Brooke’s genome, they may lead to finding abnormalities in genes that determine aging. Further on, scientists have to make tests to find out that if altering the genes in cause could also alter our own aging process, increasing longevity and curing some age-related diseases.
Dr. Richard Walker, who has a PhD in endocrine physiology has been observing Brooke’s case and has concluded that parts of her body are developing at different rates, as if they were not part of the same organism. The girl’s brain is estimated to be that of a 9 month-old baby, her teeth are that of an 8-year-old while her bones are similar to those of a 10-year-old child…
In the meantime, Brooke, who has stayed the same for 15 years, needs permanent nursing from her parents. The girl receives her food through a feeding tube connected directly to her stomach, due to the small size of her esophagus, food could back up and reach her lungs, causing pneumonia.
Brooke still has her baby teeth, she travels by stroller and acts like a normal toddler.
Below you can see a few videos of Brooke.
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