A Living Giant: The Story of the Boy Who Never Stopped Growing

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Children, they grow up so fast. It seems like you bring them home from the hospital and then in the blink of an eye, they’re heading off to college to start their own lives. It’s tough being a parent, a thankless job, at best, but watching your child grow up and achieve independence is the true sign of success.

Darci’s Baby Boy

Michigan native, Darci Brown, was thrilled when she gave birth to her healthy baby boy. Unfortunately, her baby, Broc, began to grow way ahead of the normal development curve. He towered over his classmates. When Broc reached kindergarten age, he was 5 ft tall. Doctor’s ran test after test to figure out what was causing Broc’s rapid growth…

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The Diagnosis

Broc’s doctors ran countless tests, trying to get down to the bottom of Broc’s exponentially high growth rate. They had some hypotheses, though, and then, finally, after hundreds of tests, they figured it out. When they broke the news to Broc’s family, they were devastated. The problem was much worse than they thought…

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