She’s destined to always be doll size

Here at Newsner, we’ll admit to having a soft spot for unique stories and people who differ from the norm.

Of course, we’re all different in our own way. It’s one of the most amazing things about being human; there is no one else in all the world who looks like you and shares your characteristics.

That doesn’t, mind you, mean that some people aren’t more unique than others…

Take little Abigail Lee, for example, a girl living in Louisiana, USA who gets plenty of attention for her appearance.

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As per the Daily Mail, the four-year-old was born with a rare condition that virtually ensured her life will be vastly different from the other children she grows up with.

When Abigail was two years old, she weighed just six-and-a-half pounds, and due to her incredibly diminutive stature, was only able to wear clothes intended for newborn babies.

Even before Abigail’s birth, parents Emily and Brian knew that there girl was different.

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An ultrasound during Emily’s pregnancy revealed that Abigail wasn’t growing as expected. Ultimately, she stopped growing altogether, and had to be delivered early via caesarean section.

As per the Daily Mail, Abigail weighed just three-and-a-half pounds at birth, and hadn’t grown at all after eight weeks.

Naturally, her parents were left distressed by the situation, and desperately turned to doctors for help.

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After weeks in the hospital, Abigail was eventually diagnosed with Microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II, or MOPD type 2 for short.

“When I was pregnant, she was always three weeks behind in her development,” Emily explained. “I did a c-section at 36 weeks and she was sent straight to intensive care. She was doing everything normally, she was breathing and eating well but she was small.

“When she was diagnosed, we had never heard of this type of ‘dwarfism’ so we had absolutely no idea what it was.”

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As a result of her rare condition, Abigail isn’t expected to ever grow taller than 60 centimeters (23 inches).

“She only fits in clothes for newborns. So I don’t know what we’re going to do when she gets old enough to tell us she doesn’t want to wear bodysuits anymore,” Emily said.

“My best friend has a two-year-old and seeing them next to each other is amazing.”

Here’s to wishing Abigail all the very best moving forward! And blessings to Emily and Brian for embracing this challenge and doing their utmost to support their daughter.

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