Brooke Greenberg is a 20-year-old toddler.
Doctors are baffled by Greenberg’s condition and do not believe that there are any other cases in the world. Brooke is about 20 inches tall and weighs 16 pounds. She talks, acts and looks like a toddler despite the fact that she’s 20-years-old.
Greenberg and her family appeared on Katie this week with Katie Couric. The 20-year-old toddler’s father, Howard, said that Brooke grew like a normal child until about the age of four. Since then, however, she hasn’t grown up at all.
“From age one to four, Brooke changed. She got a little bit bigger … But age four, four to five, she stopped.”
Brooke has been seen by several medial experts and now Mount Sinai’s Eric Schadt is examining every letter of her DNA.
“Brooke has been by some of the world’s leading experts in medicine exploring all of the aspects of the types of conditions that can befall new born children. And that’s nothing. No diagnosis for this condition and that’s why I’m here to try and figure out what’s going on.”
Schadt may be looking for a cure, or at least an explanation, but the 20-year-old toddler’s mother said that she doesn’t believe that there is anything wrong with her daughter.
“If somebody knocked on the door right now and said, ‘It’s a guaranteed pill. Give this to Brooke and she’ll be fixed,’ well first I would say to him, ‘She’s not broken.’ And B, I would say, ‘Thank you, but no thank you.”
Schadt may not find a cure for Brooke but he is hoping to unlock some of the secrets behind aging.
Here’s a video of the 20-year-old toddler on Katie.