WEB DESK: Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley is a little over three feet tall and weighs as much as a two-year-old child.
The 12-year-old has defied the verdict doctors gave on her when she was born at 2.5lbs.
Her mother, Brianne Jourdin, 36, was warned her daughter – who was so small nurses named her ‘Thumbelina’ – was unlikely to survive more than a few days.
Doctors said she was likely to have brain damage and was not expected live, so her parents had her baptised that day.
Eight months later, she was diagnosed with primordial dwarfism – a condition causing underdevelopment of limbs, which affects about 100 people worldwide.
People with primordial dwarfism are born at extremely low birth weights.
After birth, growth continues at an extremely slow rate, leaving affected individuals years behind their peers in size.
Unlike many other forms of Dwarfism, Primordial Dwarfism differs in that all of the bones and organs of the body are proportionally smaller than in an average person, giving them what many have described as a ‘doll-like’ appearance.
However, despite having learning difficulties and thin and fragile bones – Kenadie, from Kitchener, Ontario, plays hockey, swims, and enjoys going to school.
Kenadie is thriving today in a mainstream classroom with other children her age.
Source: Daily Mail