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(My Fox 8 Greensboro)   A Case for the Ages: Brooke Greenberg may be a 20-year old, but she's also still a toddler due to a mystery medical condition. There are no other cases like Brooke's in the world   ( divider line
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23561 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Jan 2013 at 11:45 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-12 12:18:38 AM  
5 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: EVERYBODY PANIC: Oldiron_79: AdolfOliverPanties: ...

Maybe you should. She weighs 16 pounds and has an estimated mental age of nine months to one year.

That sounds like most of girls I knew who were named "Brooke" in high school.
2013-01-12 12:03:48 AM  
5 votes:
Imagine a stranger walking up to the mother and Brooke in a store somewhere and saying "Oh what a cute baby! If only they'd stay this way forever!"

You know it's happened at least once.
2013-01-11 08:53:32 PM  
5 votes:
Too old.

2013-01-12 12:17:07 AM  
3 votes:

Mangoose: How long until this devolves into a Chris Hansen vs. Pedobear cage match?

Oh, yeah, like a Fountain of Uncouth.
2013-01-11 08:54:59 PM  
3 votes:
That is farked up.  And mom has panface.

The sister looks pretty good, though.
2013-01-11 08:45:55 PM  
3 votes:
2013-01-12 10:52:34 AM  
2 votes:

timujin: I once worked with a girl with a similar, though much less extreme, condition.  She was also about 20, maybe 22, but she looked like she was maybe 12.  The first time I saw her I assumed she was a kid who'd come to work with one of her parents.  No mental issues, though, like this girl.  From what I understand, she was just like anyone else, except that she looked like she was in middle school.

Being Asian is not a "condition".
2013-01-12 03:06:08 AM  
2 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: gweilo8888: Skyrmion: gweilo8888: So I repeat: anybody who dreams of immortality is a selfish farkstick. You're born, you die. Live the bit in between, and stop expecting it to last forever.

That's OK. I'd be willing to put up with being called a selfish farkstick if I could get immortality.

Ah, but would you be willing to put up with it forever?

Actually, anybody asking for immortality -- assuming they couldn't still end their own life, anyway -- hasn't thought it through even slightly. I'd imagine by your 500th full joint replacement, things would start to get rather tedious. And not being able to remember 99% of your own life. And dealing with the fact that technology had progressed so far that you simply couldn't understand how *anything* worked any more. (Ever seen a 60 or 70 year old struggling with a PC, which is little more than a typewriter on steroids, has been readily available for half their lives already, and developed alongside them where they had ample opportunity to learn as the tech progressed? Now imagine how well you're going to cope when dealing with the year 2500's technology.) And having watched thousands upon thousands of non-immortal friends and family come and go. Or alternatively, having had to deal with the overcrowding caused by all those other immortals if it became widely available.

Holymarymotherofgod, you ARE a moron. How old are you? Are you 12? By the time immortality arrives, the relatively "simple" body fixes will have been long mastered. Cloned parts, cyber parts, perhaps entire cloned bodies, And anyone who needs 500 full joint replacements will not be buying the quality stuff. Memories? There are some things I'd rather forget. And, by that time, selective memory wipes will probably be available. As for memory retention, by the time they get to the immortality phase, there will be wetware biochips (the next step after silicone reaches Moore's Limit) where we can store all the extraneous memories we want to warehouse, but not ...

Eeeeeasy there Pop. We got a nice little tube of sleepy time juice for you.....
2013-01-12 12:59:54 AM  
2 votes:
Not impressed...
2013-01-11 11:48:37 PM  
2 votes:
Please. No other cases? Have you BEEN to the Politics tab lately subby?
2013-01-11 11:42:48 PM  
2 votes:
No other case in the world, huh? Clearly submitter's never been to 4chan or heard of Chris-Chan.
2013-01-13 03:19:07 AM  
1 vote:

The One True TheDavid:
[bizarre Jewish-eugenics rant posted by a guy calling himself The One True TheDavid]

Wow. After reading that, I don't know if I should applaud your work of performance art or back nervously away from the thread.
2013-01-12 11:58:52 AM  
1 vote:

gweilo8888: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Holymarymotherofgod, you ARE a moron. How old are you? Are you 12? By the time immortality arrives, the relatively "simple" body fixes will have been long mastered.

Oh, OK. You're that sort of person. The idiot who believes he can see the future, and the future is perfect. The past has a habit of showing that world view to be utterly wrong.

Buh-bye now. You're on ignore.
2013-01-12 04:01:05 AM  
1 vote:
"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," Howard said in a video filmed for the "Katie" show.

Well fark you you selfish prick! she sure as hell is broken, and it doesn't matter how much you love her... You have no right to deny her a normal life just because it comes in pill form and you are feeling self righteous indignation at the thought...
2013-01-12 04:00:50 AM  
1 vote:

gweilo8888: On that one front -- human....

And then he went on to give me a complete and rather amazing boner for humanity. Thanks gweilo8888.
2013-01-12 03:55:25 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe she was born on February 29th.
2013-01-12 02:17:27 AM  
1 vote:

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Jument: gweilo8888: BronyMedic: You must be a blast at parties.


I just don't like selfish people, and immortality is close to the most selfish thing anybody could possibly ask for.

Driving a Hummer is way worse.

I'd love to be immortal. Eventually I would get tired of living, obviously, but the world is a very large place. I'm sure I could live several lifetimes at least without getting the least bit bored of it.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name.

2013-01-12 01:37:29 AM  
1 vote:
Scientists are now reading every letter of her DNA to determine what may have caused the condition.

Let me help you with that:


problem solved.
2013-01-12 01:25:38 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: No one bit on the "curing gay" troll. I'm proud of you Farkers.

But it would be a chance to cure breederism. If everyone was gay, there would be world peace, no hunger, no disease and no poverty. Cum-by-ya.
2013-01-12 01:08:04 AM  
1 vote:

Genevieve Marie: That Encyclopedia Dramatica one should offend anyone with a soul.

i found the real wiki and posted a youtube video, which is just commentary, upthread.

i had never heard of Encyclopedia Dramatica before. it's like ogrish with words.
2013-01-12 12:52:10 AM  
1 vote:

BronyMedic: Encyclopedia Dramatica has a far less tactful telling of the story. (NSFW)

WTF is that? i have never heard of this place. "Ashley suffers from at least 100 types of retarded" . ???
2013-01-12 12:38:58 AM  
1 vote:

OgreMagi: There's something wrong with her and you are a horrible person if you would turn down a chance to fix her.

From the brief article, she appears to have similar physical and cognitive developmental delays; were those not in sync, I would definitely agree. However, assuming "communicates like an infant would" refers to cognitive level rather than formation of words alone, I am not quick to say a more normal life now is better. She is not a four year old but a twenty year old, which could mean similar physical and mental deterioration based on her actual age rather than apparent age while causing confusion on topics of legal age such as driving, smoking, gambling, drinking, voting, etc.. The girl has been robbed of nearly two decades, likely far more no matter how swiftly a cure arrives, and this seems far crueler to someone with the wherewithal of an adult than a child, to say whatever you are doing with your life is cut by twenty years.

Were I edging towards fifty rather than thirty... I only now feel my life has reached a point of stability, where I have the education and resources and contacts and motivation and so on to make myself into whatever I want, and twenty less years to do this would be difficult.

Darth_Lukecash: Whatever this kid is missing, may hold the key to immortality.

Might be her cells still age in the same way ours do, but those plans for physical and cognitive development are not progressing. At best, I think she is a practical fountain of youth rather than elixir of life, so to speak.
2013-01-12 12:29:55 AM  
1 vote:
Site seems to be slow, so I'm reposting here:

Brooke Greenberg may be a 20-year-old, but she's also still a toddler due to a mystery medical condition that has baffled medical experts for several years.

From ages one to four, Brooke changed like a normal child. However, between four and five, she stopped, her parents told Katie Couric. Katie airs at 11 a.m. every weekday on FOX8.

"From age one to four, Brooke changed. She got a little bit bigger," explained her father, Howard, during the family's appearance on Thursday's "Katie" with Katie Couric. "But age four, four to five, she stopped."

Since then, Brooke's height has remained at 20 inches and her weight at 16 pounds. She wears diapers and pushes a stroller, gets fed through a feeding tube and communicates like an infant would.

"Like 6 months," she explained on the TV show. "Can you imagine what it's been like to deal with a 6 month old for 20 years? Whining, crying, pooping, vomiting, and she still hasn't learned to sleep through the night."

Doctors told Brooke's parents, who live in Maryland, there are no other cases like Brooke's in the world and they're the unluckiest people in existence.

The family provides care to her every day, like some horrible slave race, trapped in a hell of their own making.

"It hasn't been easy," Melanie told Couric. "People try to sympathize by talking about their own colicky babies, but they just don't understand. She had colic for six years. Six years!"

Doctors have no way to even determine how long Brooke may live and the family will be trapped in misery.

"If somebody knocked on the door right now and said, 'we can get you out of this with a pill.' I would say, 'Thank you," Howard said in a video filmed for the "Katie" show, his voice breaking. "But I have no hope in ever hearing those sweet, sweet words of release."

Astrologists are now reading every star on the Greenberg's charts to determine which god they pissed off.
2013-01-12 12:20:54 AM  
1 vote:

BarkingUnicorn: namegoeshere: There is one girl on a commercial for home health care services here that has something similar. She looks about 9 months old, is the size of an infant, but on the commercial she's on the computer, purposely manipulating the mouse and reading something. She has a breathng tube and glasses. They don't say an age or the name of her condition, just how happy they are that Home Health Care allows her to live at home full time.

Could be a precocious baby.

Oh, i've seen a similar ad. The kid is touting financial advice. Dont you believe it
2013-01-12 12:20:22 AM  
1 vote:
That's one sexy looking 20 year old.

//What? She's legal.
////I wonder if she likes candy and vans.
2013-01-12 12:12:51 AM  
1 vote:

He's soooooo happy.
2013-01-12 12:00:20 AM  
1 vote:

Oldiron_79: AdolfOliverPanties: Too old.


You're going to special hell.

Oh come on. She's TWENTY fer crissakes. She's a woman, with needs. Needs I tell ya. And nobody but a real Farker should be allowed near the lady. Get the lady a TF subscription if we get details.

/did not RTFA. *shudders*
2013-01-11 11:54:06 PM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: Too old.


You're going to special hell.
2013-01-11 11:51:45 PM  
1 vote:
You can make any 20-year-old girl act like her, just add roofies.
2013-01-11 10:56:16 PM  
1 vote:

jaylectricity: Revek: I mean most of you "ex snowflakes"

Do we have ex-snowflakes yet? I thought they were all still under the age of 13.

Yes we have ex snowflakes they started graduating highschool in 2000.   The yellow snow is everywhere now spreading derp and fear.
2013-01-11 10:21:00 PM  
1 vote:
"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,"

Sounds like they have it figured out.  I mean most of you "ex snowflakes" hence forth refereed to as the "yellow snow" could never bear the burden of a non typical child.
2013-01-11 09:08:24 PM  
1 vote:

jim32rr: Lsherm: That is farked up.  And mom has panface.

The sister looks pretty good, though.

Perspective, glad you have one

Hey, i didn't make fun of the kid, but the rest of the family is fair game.
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