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An Incredible Phenomenon: Meet The 9-Old-Girl Who Weighed The Same As A Baby And Would Never Grow Old

Date May 24, 2019

There are several different types of illnesses and conditions in the world. Many of them are so rare that the medical world hasn't fully understood them. Little Gabby Williams has one of such conditions, but her family does not despair.

At only 9, Gabby weighed 11lbs. Her face looked like a baby's, she had the body of a toddler, and she was just as dependent. And, as it turned out, Gabby would never grow old.

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Her condition was so rare that the medical community hadn't found an official name for it. The only thing they understood about it was that it slowed down the aging process, so much so that it would take her up to four years to age one year.

Gabby had five other siblings who were all growing at a normal stage. Even though she was the second oldest child, she was still the smallest of them all. According to reports, she was purple and limp at birth and, at the time, tests showed she had a brain abnormality that affected her optic nerve.

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Due to the several health complications she suffered as an infant, doctors were not optimistic that she would live a long life. Her mom and dad, Mary-Margaret and John, expected to say goodbye soon but little Gabby defied expectations.

The couple took their baby home and showered her with love, and they were pleasantly surprised to see her get stronger. However, it did not take long for them to notice that Gabby hardly developed in the weeks and months since she was born.

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Eventually, doctors were able to surmise that the girl had a condition that meant her aging rate was much slower than an average child's and that there wasn't any known way to explain it.

While Gabby might be unable to speak, she sometimes cried and would smile, too, the mom said. Despite being much older, she had to be fed milk every three hours through a bottle and required constant care.

Although her future remained uncertain, Gabby's parents and siblings absolutely adored the little girl. To them, she was perfect, regardless of how she looked or how much she weighed.

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