Little Boy Weighs Just 12lbs at 11-Years-Old

by in Hazem Hawamdeh, Primordial Dwarfism, Unusual Kid Stories, World's Smallest Boy

Some say that 11-years-old Hazem Hawamdeh of Jerash, Jordan could be the smallest boy in the world. In the picture, he sits on a scale to show he weighs just 12 pounds and stands just 2 feet, 4 inches tall.

His family and doctors struggle to solve the mystery of his small size.

If I were to guess, I would say that he probably has Primordial Dwarfism, a genetic condition that effects children who are profoundly growth delayed for their gestational age before birth and at birth.

This is the same condition that effects Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, a little girl I have had the pleasure of meeting because her mom and I used to work together.

She was born on Feb.13, 2003, weighing just 2 lbs, 8 ounces and isn’t expected to grow past about 30 inches or weigh more than 8 pounds.

Primordial Dwarfism is believed to affect only about 100 people in the world.


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