A girl who was born weighing just 1kg 130g and measuring 28cm defied all the odds to reach the age of 12 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
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When Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley was born her parents were told to prepare for the worst. The tiny girl who was fondly nicknamed Thumbelina’ by hospital stuff missed part of her brain and the doctors didn’t expect her to survive more than a few days.
Kenadie with her mum Brianne and brother Tyran
Describing her daughter’s birth, her mother Brianne Jordan said: “Most parents don’t have to imagine their kid not living past whatever age but it’s a reality for us that we will probably lose her. We baptized her right away because we were told that we should just bring her home to die. It was like mourning – the idea of all of the life that you imagined for your child has suddenly been taken away.”
We baptized her right away because we were told that we should just bring her home to die.
Eight months later, the girl was diagnosed with primordial dwarfism that results in as smaller body size and underdevelopment of limbs. The doll-like girl weighs around 10kg, while her height is less than a meter.
She was born weighing just 1kg 130g and measuring 28cm
Moreover, she faces serious medical problems such as fragile bones, heart issues, scoliosis and the risk of an aneurysm. And even though medics said that she would never be able to walk or talk Kenadie enjoys going to school, playing with her peers, skating and swimming.
She faces serious medical problems such as fragile bones, heart issues, scoliosis and the risk of an aneurysm
Her mother said: “She’s kind hearted, she is loving and wants to share everything with everyone. She is feisty, determined and independent. It makes me so proud to see her in these activities it makes me cry. I have cried so many times when she is on the skating rink, everything she does, I cry.
It is estimated that there are only 100 individuals in the world with the disorder
Having Kenadie definitely tested my faith many times – watching her struggle isn’t easy. It’s a reality we’ll lose her – I lose my breath for a moment thinking about it. My hope for the future for Kenadie is just that she is happy and that she finds things that make her happy and make her smile.”
It is estimated that there are only 100 individuals in the world with the disorder. Typically individuals affected by don’t live past the age of 30.
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