Brooke Greenberg is the size of an infant, with the mental capacity of a toddler.
She turned 16 in January.
This is an unusual case, to say the least. Doctors and scientists are working hard to try and figure out what’s happening to Brook and what mechanisms underlie it.
Brooke hasn’t aged in the conventional sense. Dr. Richard Walker of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, in Tampa, says Brooke’s body is not developing as a coordinated unit, but as independent parts that are out of sync. She has never been diagnosed with any known genetic syndrome or chromosomal abnormality that would help explain why.
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