Girl Who Couldn’t Grow Dies at 20

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Brooke Greenburg, age 20, passed away recently having never physically or mentally matured past the size and abilities of a toddler.

Brooke Greenburg, age 20, passed away recently having never physically or mentally matured past the size and abilities of a toddler.

The cause for her condition remains a mystery, and continues to go under the generic name of Syndrome X.

Physical issues for Brooke began at birth, being born prematurely and weighing only about 4 pounds.

Her development from that point was slow and before long her younger sister surpassed her in size and mental development, being able to walk and talk while Brooke remained crib bound.

That’s when her parents started to realize that the problem may run deeper than simply growing at a less than normal pace.

The first six years of Brooke’s life were riddled with medical problems, but she successfully recovered from each.

Those included numerous perforated stomach ulcers, a stroke, and a brain tumor.

Doctors were mystified by Brooke’s greater than average ability to completely heal, in some cases leaving no trace of what are typically permanently damaging afflictions.

She was also able to recognize her own family as they aged, and express fully felt emotions.

The parents have agreed to have their daughter’s DNA sequenced for further study.

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