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Brook Greenberg/The baby that never grew up.
Posted: 23 September 2005 09:03 AM
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I came across this today and have never heard of this…..Thought it was interesting, but I can’t verify it…..I can not find pics either…

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Posted: 23 September 2005 11:59 AM   [ # 23 ]
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This is kinda opposite to the film ‘BIG’, then? I know people can grow too quickly but then dont live long or something ‘cos their organs don’t have time to catch up. Something like that, it was a science lesson a looooong while ago…

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Posted: 23 September 2005 12:19 PM   [ # 24 ]
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If I recall correctly, the disease where the kids age too fast is called (something similar to) progeria.

What Brooke has is basically unheard of, they only know of her having it, and I think they don’t have record of anyone else having it before.

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Posted: 23 September 2005 02:24 PM   [ # 25 ]
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poor baby. :(

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Posted: 23 September 2005 05:18 PM   [ # 26 ]
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Yeah
I think that Gary Coleman dude has something similar.

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Posted: 24 September 2005 01:55 AM   [ # 27 ]
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:roll:  What you talking ‘bout Shar?

He he.

Bless her though, but her parents must have will-of-iron to spend 12 years looking after a toddler.

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Posted: 25 September 2005 07:14 AM   [ # 28 ]
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This is really bizarre…I wonder if she was breastfed?

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Posted: 27 September 2005 10:55 AM   [ # 29 ]
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still might be, lol….

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Posted: 27 September 2005 06:10 PM   [ # 30 ]
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My husband saw a man (many years ago)  with this same condition.  The man was 30 something but looked like a baby, with the exception of the head, which he says looked older than the body.  He can’t remember what the disease is called, he only remembers that one of the family members said something about a valve not working correctly.

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Posted: 28 September 2005 05:40 AM   [ # 31 ]
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But apparently, nothing on this girl has changed…not even her head.

And Stephen…I guess that’s what I meant.  I breastfed until Jocelynn stopped asking for it - so one day after she was 10 months, she never asked to, and ta-da you’ve got a weaned 10 month old.  If this child is similar to an 8 month old, would the mother have stopped breastfeeding (or giving formula) at some point?  Curiouser and curiouser.

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Posted: 28 September 2005 07:11 AM   [ # 32 ]
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Myst - 27 September 2005 10:10 PM

My husband saw a man (many years ago)  with this same condition.  The man was 30 something but looked like a baby, with the exception of the head, which he says looked older than the body.  He can’t remember what the disease is called, he only remembers that one of the family members said something about a valve not working correctly.

Thats a completly different condition…..I forget what it is called as well, but those people were always on talk shows back in the day…..They use them in movies as well, such as “The Aurora Encounter”....

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Posted: 29 September 2005 03:30 AM   [ # 33 ]
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What I find most bizarre is that no one has any idea how long this poor wee thing will live. So what happens if her parents become old and infirm or die, its left to her siblings to care for her. Then what… That is quite scary

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Posted: 29 September 2005 08:29 AM   [ # 34 ]
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Well, it appears that maybe, like a turtle, she might not die of old age, lol…...

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Posted: 29 September 2005 08:51 AM   [ # 35 ]
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This isn’t funny.  It’s sad.

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Posted: 29 September 2005 09:46 AM   [ # 36 ]
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Maegan - 29 September 2005 12:51 PM

This isn’t funny.  It’s sad.

Not sad for me…To me it serves as entertainment value….

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Posted: 25 October 2005 10:16 AM   [ # 37 ]
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OMG….she really does look 6 months old!!!!!! I added the link up top….U got to see the video…

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Posted: 25 October 2005 11:40 AM   [ # 38 ]
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That’s strange…

I wonder if it actually works like that, where she ages very slowly and just won’t die for many many many many years?
Or if she will live as a normal person would with aging, only looking like a small child?

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Posted: 25 October 2005 11:56 AM   [ # 39 ]
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You didn’t watch the video, did you?????

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Posted: 25 October 2005 12:08 PM   [ # 40 ]
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Can’t, filters on the computers at work.

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Posted: 25 October 2005 12:23 PM   [ # 41 ]
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Ok…...she is 12 but still looks and acts like a 6 month old…. you would never know the difference….....even if you met the kid in person…...she can’t even talk…..has the intelligence of the ave. 6 month old….basically, nothing has changed at all since she was 6 months…..very weird..

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Posted: 25 October 2005 12:37 PM   [ # 42 ]
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Hmm, so by the time she’s 24 she’ll be a year old, and by 48 she’ll be two years old?

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Posted: 25 October 2005 12:44 PM   [ # 43 ]
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No, the evidence is that by the time she’s 48 she’ll look 6 months.  She doesn’t seem to be aging at all.  Of course, this could leave her more susceptible to illnesses that afflict children harder.  She might not live to a very old chronological age anyway.

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Posted: 25 October 2005 02:51 PM   [ # 44 ]
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I could swear someone posted something about this girl before. Back in the old forum. But I can’t find it, even though I spent the last 15 minutes looking for it.

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Posted: 26 October 2005 07:49 AM   [ # 45 ]
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I never came acrossed it….I even checked it out before I posted….

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Posted: 26 October 2005 07:59 AM   [ # 46 ]
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Alex - 25 October 2005 06:51 PM

I could swear someone posted something about this girl before. Back in the old forum. But I can’t find it, even though I spent the last 15 minutes looking for it.

Someone posted about the 2-headed twins…Are you just confusing your bizarre child development stories??

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Posted: 26 October 2005 08:01 AM   [ # 47 ]
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X - 23 September 2005 01:03 PM

UPDATE!!:  Here is a video of the girl….Night Line did a special on her… http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=66b1ec05-b263-438a-a28e-ea3c513721b0&t=c150&f=06/64&p=News_Top News

...Access Denied…I’ll have to watch it at home.  :shut:

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Posted: 27 October 2005 01:09 PM   [ # 48 ]
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If you can’t get it at work Maeg then I certainlty wouldn’t be able to watch at school. Not that I would watch it anyway.

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Posted: 03 March 2010 09:50 PM   [ # 49 ]
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Brooke’s condition has baffled doctor’s and scientist because it is something they had never encountered before. They call her condition Syndrome X and was named so after they discovered Brooke. Someone said they believed her disease is called Progeria but that condition is the oppisite of syndrome x. Progeria is where the body ages faster than normal (premature aging) and syndrome x is where they apperantly quit aging all together. Hope this helps some of your questions.

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