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(New York Daily News)   Dying at 20 is way too young, especially if you have "Syndrome X"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 109
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2013-10-28 07:02:19 PM
That's sad and all but look on the bright side: my retard fighting competition pilot for Spike TV has a name now.
 
2013-10-28 07:34:08 PM
Very sad.  I bet the Professor is inconsolable.
 
2013-10-28 07:38:06 PM
Sad that all they could talk about her was the "Fountain of Youth" angle. Perhaps genetics, perhaps an unknown mechanism tied to her glands and brain.

/My condolences to her family and friends.
 
2013-10-28 07:39:36 PM

AirForceVet: Sad that all they could talk about her was the "Fountain of Youth" angle. Perhaps genetics, perhaps an unknown mechanism tied to her glands and brain.

/My condolences to her family and friends.


But she's literally the Fountain of Youth,  Her dad said so.
 
2013-10-28 08:22:07 PM
What a terrible mutant power!
 
2013-10-28 08:30:12 PM
If we could transfer this syndrome X to cats -kittens forever!
 
2013-10-28 08:49:06 PM
That's not fair. She never even got to experience the bar scene.
 
2013-10-28 08:52:34 PM

Triumph: That's not fair. She never even got to experience the bar scene.


That would have been the most farked up 21st birthday bar crawl ever.

"No, really, she's legal..."
 
2013-10-28 09:01:00 PM

Krieghund: Triumph: That's not fair. She never even got to experience the bar scene.

That would have been the most farked up 21st birthday bar crawl ever.

"No, really, she's legal..."


Even more farked up, she would actually be crawling.
 
2013-10-28 09:02:16 PM

Krieghund: Triumph: That's not fair. She never even got to experience the bar scene.

That would have been the most farked up 21st birthday bar crawl ever.

"No, really, she's legal..."


See you in hell!!
/I laughed
 
2013-10-28 09:14:15 PM
img.pr0gramm.com
 
2013-10-28 09:14:49 PM
She also grew rebellious in her teens and liked the Baltimore Ravens, her family said.

lol. They make it sound like:

Girl: I want to cheer for the Ravens!
Family: No! This is a Redskins household!
Girl: I LOVE RAY LEWIS AND I DONT CARE WHAT YOU SAY! I HATE YOU! GO RAVENS!
 
2013-10-28 09:15:08 PM
static.comicvine.com
 
2013-10-28 09:16:42 PM
Alright is anyone else seeing these websites as greyed out after the break? I can only see the start of the article... Pay site or something?
 
2013-10-28 09:16:59 PM
I came in here to post a pic (as usual), but that is tragic. It sounds like she was an inspiration to those who knew her, though. So...


Is it worse than Simplex 10?

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-28 09:17:42 PM
and she was legal too
 
2013-10-28 09:18:06 PM
i.imgur.com

Not impressed.
 
2013-10-28 09:19:20 PM
www.downsyndromeprenataltesting.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-10-28 09:19:37 PM
I saw this porn and the people in the movie with Syndrome X just fark a lot....
 
2013-10-28 09:19:59 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: and she was legal too


It's a trap.
 
2013-10-28 09:28:09 PM
You think that's bad, I have SIDS.
 
2013-10-28 09:28:56 PM
I just saw last month the media piece they did on her a few years back.

This must be such a heartbreaking event to lose a child but also the bittersweet feeling that a burden has been lifted.

As the parents got older I'm sure they were thinking of long-term care for their incapacitated child.

If only we had a system in this society to care for those who cannot care for themselves.
 
2013-10-28 09:30:25 PM

Krieghund: legal


Britney Spear's Speculum: and she was legal too


Age-wise, yes, but she had the mental age of a toddler.
 
2013-10-28 09:31:25 PM

TommyymmoT: Krieghund: Triumph: That's not fair. She never even got to experience the bar scene.

That would have been the most farked up 21st birthday bar crawl ever.

"No, really, she's legal..."

Even more farked up, she would actually be crawling.


Even more farked up, you had this idea, and you should clearly feel ashamed for it.
 
2013-10-28 09:32:43 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: If we could transfer this syndrome X to cats -kittens forever!


Ugh...no thanks.  They finally calm down and quit biting your toes after a year.
 
2013-10-28 09:32:55 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: If we could transfer this syndrome X to cats -kittens forever!


O_O

I like everything about this.
 
2013-10-28 09:35:09 PM

marius2: Alright is anyone else seeing these websites as greyed out after the break? I can only see the start of the article... Pay site or something?


I get it, too.
 
2013-10-28 09:36:04 PM

Abox: Because People in power are Stupid: If we could transfer this syndrome X to cats -kittens forever!

Ugh...no thanks.  They finally calm down and quit biting your toes after a year.


Adorable needle teeth.
 
2013-10-28 09:37:27 PM

Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Not impressed.


Also not impressed:

1.bp.blogspot.com

thelostclassics.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-28 09:39:56 PM
FAKE.

As I've seen a lot of other 20 year olds in my time.
 
2013-10-28 09:42:12 PM
It is terrible for a parent to bury their child. My condolences to the family, but there's somethinbugging me...

She was, for all intents and purposes, an infant. Can't walk or talk or use a toilet. Can't communicate beyond giggling and crying. So why are they talking about this child as though she could read or understand anything? Is it like the child is somehow a fully-developed adult with feelings and clearly delineated emotions?

It's a bit weird, and a lot creepy. It is also quite strange--as though the these parents were so desperate to have a 20-year-old daughter who didn't do her business in a nappy that they have given her whatever personality best worked for them.

I do have to ask, though: The article says she didn't develop beyond essentially a toddler phase. Does that mean she wasn't menstruating? If she was, then I do wonder how that worked.

PARENTS: You will have problems with your children. For the love of Dog, don't become the weird parents.
 
2013-10-28 09:43:48 PM
They have since found a couple of other people with this bizarre syndrome. Their stories are on the Farked Up Shiat That Can Go Wrong With You channel.
 
2013-10-28 09:44:05 PM
It's OK, a supernatural being had a plan for her.
 
2013-10-28 09:45:09 PM
www.kikiculture.com
 
2013-10-28 09:47:53 PM

maram500: It is terrible for a parent to bury their child. My condolences to the family, but there's somethinbugging me...

She was, for all intents and purposes, an infant. Can't walk or talk or use a toilet. Can't communicate beyond giggling and crying. So why are they talking about this child as though she could read or understand anything? Is it like the child is somehow a fully-developed adult with feelings and clearly delineated emotions?

It's a bit weird, and a lot creepy. It is also quite strange--as though the these parents were so desperate to have a 20-year-old daughter who didn't do her business in a nappy that they have given her whatever personality best worked for them.

I do have to ask, though: The article says she didn't develop beyond essentially a toddler phase. Does that mean she wasn't menstruating? If she was, then I do wonder how that worked.

PARENTS: You will have problems with your children. For the love of Dog, don't become the weird parents.


She never hit puberty, no. I saw her show - it was odd. She could express likes and dislikes, although I'm sure the football fandom was beyond her, unless she liked the uniform colors on the screen or something.

It was very, very strange watching her being carried into high school in her carseat.

Self contained special ed room, obviously. I don't know how much if anything she took in educationally.
 
2013-10-28 09:48:04 PM
" The problem is I got a fifty year old lust and a three year old dinky."

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-28 09:56:19 PM
I can't help but think about all the work that goes into parenting a toddler. To do it for 20 years!!! Her parents are amazing. My condolences to them but I imagine deep down they feel a bit of freedom now.
 
2013-10-28 09:57:06 PM

skinink: " The problem is I got a fifty year old lust and a three year old dinky."

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 303x274]


Oh is THAT what he said?

/haven't watched it recently, and last time I was young enough for that joke to sail right over my head

Related to the article: similar to what a previous farker said about the language used, I didn't care that they kept calling her a woman. I mean, I know she's over 18, but I'm not sure I'd use that word.

/I don't even call myself a woman, and I'm a fully functional adult female
 
2013-10-28 09:59:30 PM
Dying at 20 is way too young, especially if you have "Syndrome X"

Y?
 
2013-10-28 10:04:38 PM

namegoeshere: maram500: It is terrible for a parent to bury their child. My condolences to the family, but there's somethinbugging me...

She was, for all intents and purposes, an infant. Can't walk or talk or use a toilet. Can't communicate beyond giggling and crying. So why are they talking about this child as though she could read or understand anything? Is it like the child is somehow a fully-developed adult with feelings and clearly delineated emotions?

It's a bit weird, and a lot creepy. It is also quite strange--as though the these parents were so desperate to have a 20-year-old daughter who didn't do her business in a nappy that they have given her whatever personality best worked for them.

I do have to ask, though: The article says she didn't develop beyond essentially a toddler phase. Does that mean she wasn't menstruating? If she was, then I do wonder how that worked.

PARENTS: You will have problems with your children. For the love of Dog, don't become the weird parents.

She never hit puberty, no. I saw her show - it was odd. She could express likes and dislikes, although I'm sure the football fandom was beyond her, unless she liked the uniform colors on the screen or something.

It was very, very strange watching her being carried into high school in her carseat.

Self contained special ed room, obviously. I don't know how much if anything she took in educationally.


I've seen a few specials with her. The condition is kind
 
2013-10-28 10:05:26 PM

shintochick: I can't help but think about all the work that goes into parenting a toddler. To do it for 20 years!!! Her parents are amazing. My condolences to them but I imagine deep down they feel a bit of freedom now.


The only good part of that is that she was tiny and never matured physically. I have a good friend who is parenting a 6'2", 17 year old, hormonal toddler. And she's a widow and single mom. It kinda sucks.
 
2013-10-28 10:08:38 PM
Farking phone. Condition is kind of fascinating is what I was going to say. Regardless, it's hard for them not to be weird. She was born with a weird condition. Her parents ran with it, did the best they could to cope with taking care of a (for all intents and purposes) toddler for 20 years. That warrants letting the freak flag fly, doesn't it?
 
2013-10-28 10:08:41 PM
farking consent? How does that work?!?!?
 
2013-10-28 10:08:45 PM

Weatherkiss: Not impressed.


...I didn't mean to...
 
2013-10-28 10:09:06 PM

Peki: skinink: " The problem is I got a fifty year old lust and a three year old dinky."

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 303x274]

Oh is THAT what he said?

/haven't watched it recently, and last time I was young enough for that joke to sail right over my head


You should go back and watch it again sometime.  It holds up surprisingly well.
 
2013-10-28 10:14:22 PM

AirForceVet: Sad that all they could talk about her was the "Fountain of Youth" angle. Perhaps genetics, perhaps an unknown mechanism tied to her glands and brain.

/My condolences to her family and friends.



Whatever it is, it's fascinating.  Unlocking the cause of it might not result in endless youth, but could present some interesting study paths.

I have a friend who is a marine biologist researching how many sea creatures simply do not die of old age.  They will live seemingly forever unless killed by injury or pathogen.  They grow larger and more capable of reproducing as time goes on, so their genetics have evolved highly effective repair mechanisms.
 
2013-10-28 10:16:57 PM
They need some fitting memorial
 
2013-10-28 10:18:36 PM
"I've been 12 for a very long time,"
 
2013-10-28 10:27:49 PM
"She literally is the fountain of youth if you think about it," Howard Greenberg added.

She died at the age of 20, dude. That's a tragedy, not a miracle.
 
2013-10-28 10:28:20 PM

Neondistraction: Peki: skinink: " The problem is I got a fifty year old lust and a three year old dinky."

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 303x274]

Oh is THAT what he said?

/haven't watched it recently, and last time I was young enough for that joke to sail right over my head

You should go back and watch it again sometime.  It holds up surprisingly well.


I've been exposing my fiance to some of my favs from my childhood in the 80s (we're only three years apart in age, but about a decade off culture wise), so I'll have to add this one even though I think it's a 90s flick. It's great when you laugh at an old joke you thought was funny as a kid but now has a completely different meaning.
 
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