Monday, 20 July 2009
02:50:23 PM (GMT)
June 24, 2009
US (ChattahBox) - Doctors all over the world are intrigued by the case of a sixteen
year old girl who is the size of an infant, and is showing no signs of growing any
Brooke Greenberg has the mental development of a toddler, the bone development of a
ten year old, and weighs approximately 16 pounds. Despite all of this, she has shown
an unbelievable resilience that has left doctors stunned.
Brooke has had seven surgeries for perforated ulcers in the stomach, has had a stroke
that caused no discernible brain damage, and had a tumor that left her in a 2 week
coma, from which she suddenly woke up, and the tumor disappeared. She has been
perfectly healthy (in a relative sense) ever since.
These are just a few details in the incredible mystery of this teenage girl, who
doctors are at a loss to explain.
“Many of the best-known names in medicine, in their experience, had not seen anyone
who matched up to Brooke. She is always a surprise, ” her pediatrician, Dr.
Lawrence Pakula, was quoted in an ABC report.
Perhaps what is most fascinating about Brooke is the fact that no developmental or
genetic disorder has explained her strange situation, nor have any treatments usually
used in age-related diseases. Years ago they tried various hormone therapies, but saw
In the meantime, Brooke is the truest example of the fountain of youth, as she lives
her life in a neverending childhood that physicians are unable to explain.
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Written by olivia · Filed Under Curiosity