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ABC News: Meet the Boy Too Big for His Mom’s SUV

Ellensburg, Wash., is home to a truly unique young man: 12-year-old Brenden Adams, who is more than seven feet tall and, incredibly, still growing. The doctors have discovered the cause of Brenden’s condition with the help of  hematologists and oncologists,Chromosomes, you may remember, come in pairs. But in Brenden’s case, his 12th chromosomes don’t match. Somehow — experts still don’t know why — the middle of one of them broke off, flipped around and re-attached, disrupting a critical gene that controls growth. The doctors believe Brenden to be the only person in the world with this condition and had no cut answer in how to control it.

The doctors have induced puberty in hopes of slowing his growth and it seems to have worked at least somewhat and his growth has slowed down from it’s rapid pace. The doctors are really just shooting in the dark on this one because they don’t have any know cases to compare Brenden to and no other case has been reported, Brenden’s friends refer to him as a caring and good friend and Benden himself  wishes that people could see how he is just like everyone else. Click the link to read the entire story,you will be glad you did. I wish all the best for Brenden and hope the doctors learn more and more about his condition and are able to treat it even better.

ABC News: Meet the Boy Too Big for His Mom’s SUV


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2 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    Oh man, that poor kid. I hope the doctors are able to help him.

  2. Floyd says:

    It seems they are making improvements on his condition,let’s all hope that they make even more improvements.

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