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

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Larger Than the Rest

Before the doctor’s had figured out just what was going on with Broc, he appeared to be developing just like his peers in kindergarten, outside of his size. While most 5-year-old boys measure under 4 ft tall, Broc towered them at 5’2″. It was visually obvious that something was going on…

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A Rare Form

At the tender age of five, Broc Brown received a rare diagnosis that affects about one in every 15,000 people. After a tense wait, doctors finally determined that he had a hereditary condition called Sotos Syndrome, which is also referred to as “cerebral gigantism.” Doctors told Darci that it was unlikely that her son would live to see adulthood…

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