8-year-old never ages and stumps her doctors is one health mystery making eyebrows rise today, as young Gabby from Montana is already eight, but weights no more than 11 pounds, and her rare condition prevents this young girl from looking older as the years pass. Whas11 reported this Friday, Aug. 16, that the 8-year-old shares the condition with only a few around the world, a unique genetic issue that prevents the body from aging normally.
This 8-year-old who never ages has had doctors studying Gabby, trying to find just what prevents Gabby’s body or looks from wanting to age, despite the days passing by. Indeed, Gabby is still looking little more than newborn, and relies on her mother to still change her diaper and take care of her, despite having been on earth for a full eight years now.
Gabby’s mysterious condition is being compared to some others, including a man from Florida who is 29, but has the body and mind of a 10-year-old, including a 31-year-old woman from Brazil, who is no bigger than a baby girl.
None of these people seem to be getting any older, either.
Looking into this anti-aging condition that has stumped doctors around the world is being examined once again with Gabby Williams’ story coming to life.
"In some people, something happens to them and the development process is retarded," said one medical researcher investigating the trio’s own stories and possible connections between them. "The rate of change in the body slows and is negligible … My whole career has been focused on the aging process," he told ABCNews.com. "My fixation has been not on the consequences but the cause of it."
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