Brooke Greenberg (seen here with her younger sister Carly who is getting progressively older) has a rare condition that has stopped her growth and development. She is 20 years old and trapped in the body of a toddler. Medical science is at a loss as to how or why this occurred.
I first learned about Brooke from my neighbor Paul, who has 2 almost teenagers of his own.
‘Did ya hear about the baby who’s 20 years old’? (Paul’s a dyed in the wool Aussie and the neighborhood raconteur)
I hadn’t; in fact it seemed so outside the realm of possibility I though I had misheard him.
‘She stopped growing at about age 5 but she’s in the body of a 2 year old, with a 9 month old brain. Pretty wild’!
I was so intrigued I had to go home to find her on Google. And there she was, on Dr Drew, the Daily Mail Online and ABC News. Her parents gave carefully worded answers to questions but you could feel the years of pain behind what they were saying. As a parent, my heart ached for them to what could amount to a life sentence for them and their family (they have 3 other daughters).
I was also humbled by their courage and their commitment to continue taking care of Brooke, long after many others may have decided to place her in an institution.
Read more about Brooke and her family here:
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