IBTimes Staff Reporter | January 11 2013 9:16 PM
Brooke Greenberg is 20 years old, but she looks much, much younger. In fact, despite her age, she closely resembles a toddler, both physically and mentally.
Brooke’s family appeared on Katie Couric’s television talk show “Katie” to discuss their daughter’s condition. And while Brooke clearly has a severe disorder that prevents her from aging past the level of a toddler, doctors have never been able to explain exactly why.
The Daily Mail recapped much of the family’s appearance on “Katie” and provided several pictures of Brooke, her sister, and other members of her family.
Brooke’s father, Howard Greenberg, said that, at first, there appeared to be nothing seriously wrong with his daughter. But, by age 5, she had stopped growing.
“From age one to four, Brooke changed. She got a little bit bigger. But age four, four to five, she stopped,” Greenberg explained on “Katie.”
Since then, her family has taken her to several top medical specialists in the U.S., but no doctor has been able to accurately diagnose Brooke’s illness. Instead, researchers have taken to calling her rare and peculiar list of symptoms “Syndrome X.”
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the girl on the right is her 17 year old little sister