Brooke suffered from a rare genetic disorder, never grew beyond the size of an infant
Brooke Greenberg, a woman known to the world as the 20-year-old toddler, passed away last week, on October 24. Information shared with the public says that her funeral service was held on Sunday at a synagogue on the outskirts of Baltimore.Brooke Greenberg suffered from a very rare medical condition tentatively named by scientists Syndrome X. By the looks of it, Syndrome X has thus far only been documented in about a dozen individuals worldwide, The Inquisitr tells us.
What is interesting is that, despite the many tests Brooke was subjected to over the years, scientists never managed to pinpoint exactly what was wrong with her.
“[There are] no apparent abnormalities in her endocrine system, no gross chromosomal abnormalities, or any of the other disruptions known to occur in humans that can cause developmental issues,” her doctors told the press earlier this year.
The rare condition she was suffering from kept Brooke from growing beyond the size of an infant, and blocked the development of her mental capacity around the age of two.
According to her family and her doctors, Brooke's health was fairly poor throughout her entire life, which is why the fact that she lived long enough to reach the age of 20 was nothing short of a miracle.
Brooke's story made headlines back in January, when TLC aired a documentary, i.e. “Child Frozen in Time,” detailing Brooke's life story and the peculiarities of the condition she was suffering from.