Here at Newsner, we have a soft spot for unique stories and people who stand out.
We believe that everyone is special in their own way. It’s what makes us human and creates a world where no one is exactly like another.
But there are some individuals who truly shine in their uniqueness…
Meet Abigail Lee, a little girl living in Louisiana, USA, who captures the attention of all those around her with her appearance.
At just four years old, Abigail was born with a rare condition that sets her apart from other children her age.
At the age of two, Abigail weighed a mere six-and-a-half pounds. Due to her extremely small size, she could only fit into clothes meant for newborn babies.
Even before Abigail was born, her parents, Emily and Brian, knew that their daughter was going to be different.
An ultrasound during Emily’s pregnancy revealed that Abigail was not growing as expected. Eventually, her growth stopped completely, leading to an early delivery via caesarean section.
Abigail weighed only three-and-a-half pounds at birth and failed to grow after eight weeks.
Understandably, her parents were devastated and turned to doctors for answers and support.
After spending weeks in the hospital, Abigail was 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 had a c-section at 36 weeks, and she was immediately taken to intensive care. She was doing everything normally, like breathing and eating well, but she was small.
“We had never heard of this type of ‘dwarfism’ before, so we had no idea what it was.”
Due to her rare condition, Abigail is not expected to grow taller than 60 centimeters (23 inches).
“She can only fit into clothes meant for newborns. I don’t know what we’ll do when she’s old enough to tell us she doesn’t want to wear bodysuits anymore,” Emily expressed.
“It’s amazing to see her next to my best friend’s two-year-old.”
Let’s wish Abigail all the best for her future! We also send blessings to Emily and Brian for their unwavering support and love as they embrace this unique challenge.
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