Wait, What? 8-Year-Old Diagnosed With Disorder That Has Her Weighing Only 11 Pounds With Facial Features And Functionality Of A Newborn

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Proof that looking younger than your age isn’t ALWAYS a good thing…

8-Year-Old Girl Doesn’t Age And Weighs Only 11 Pounds

This is wild

via ABC News

Gabby Williams has the facial features and skin of a newborn, and she is just as dependent. Her mother feeds, diapers and cradles her tiny frame as she did the day she was born.

The little girl from Billings, Mont., is 8 years old, but weighs only 11 pounds. Gabby has a mysterious condition, shared by only a handful of others in the world, that slows her rate of aging.

For the past two years, a doctor who has been trying to find the genetic off-switch to stop the aging process has been studying Gabby, as well as two other people who have striking similarities.

Why the ‘Benjamin Button’ children never age.

A 29-year-old Florida man has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman is the size of a 2-year-old. Like Gabby, neither seems to grow older.

Unraveling what these three people may have in common is the subject of a TLC television special, “40-Year-Old Child: A New Case,” which airs Monday, Aug. 19, at 10 p.m. ET. The show is a follow-up to Gabby’s story, which aired last year.

“In some people, something happens to them and the development process is retarded,” said medical researcher Richard F. Walker. “The rate of change in the body slows and is negligible.”

Poor lil thang.

Photo Credit: TLC/Matt Wicks

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