12 year old girl stopped aging at around 9 months old

Brook Greenberg looks and acts like a 6 month old girl, but she’s actually 12 years old!

I found this on Digg; the link to a video of a WBAL11 newscast on Brook Greenberg’s unique condition:


Brook has apparently remained in her 6-12 month old state for the last 12 years. Although she hasn’t aged at all in that time, she has had medical issues—strokes, seizures, ulcers, severe respiratory problems and a tumor—and has been near death 4 times. Incredibly, she recovered each time.

Dr. Laurence Pakula has been Brooke’s pediatrician since she was born.

“In height, weight, she’s 6 to 12 months,” Pakula said. “If you ask any physician who knows nothing about her, the response is that she is maybe a handicapped 2-year-old.”

. . .

Pakula points out that the girl has a strong sense of self and of sibling rivalry. Brooke has no language skills, but she does have enough motor skills to pull herself up in her crib or scoot across the kitchen floor.

Pakula said Brooke has thrived because of the support of her parents and three sisters.

“When one sees how much she has accomplished, it’s a wonderful reminder that even for someone who’s limited, it’s a wonderful world out there.”

NOTE: This newscast aired in mid-2005. There are many, many articles on the web that link to the article WBAL originally posted on their website. Unfortunately, these are all dead links. It appears that after their article was picked up by the Drudge Report, WBAL moved the article to a slightly a different location on their site:


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