When doctors say our children will not live long, we always hope they are wrong. They were in this case.
Miracles occur when doctors estimate a baby won’t survive, and that baby grows up into an adult despite the odds.
Even though Kennedie Jourdin-Bromley is not quite an adult, she still defied medics by living so long. Her condition is called primordial dwarfism. When she was born, she was only 11 inches tall and 2.5 pounds heavy. Doctors told her mother that she would most likely only live a couple of days. She suffered d.a.m.a.g.e to a portion of her brain.
While she was in the hospital, she was called “Thumbelina” as a term of endearment. Though they didn’t expect much, “Thumbelina” is still alive today.
Kennedie tries to live as full a life as she can at the age of 12. As a result of the brain d.a.m.a.g.e, she also has learning disabilities. However, her school has been very accommodating. Due to her condition, they have agreed to give her special assignments that allow her to excel.
They give her a lot of cooking assignments because she enjoys cooking.
She is very proud of her mother for surviving and living life to the fullest. It is still hard for her to deal with her daughter’s condition, however, since she just doesn’t know how long she will be with them.
Primordial dwarfs have a lifespan of less than 20 years. The fact that she has survived for 12 years is a miracle. Her mother hopes she will live for many more decades.