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.