Meet Charlotte, a two-year-old baby who is just 22 inches tall. She might be the tiniest girl in the world for her age. This video shows a documentary of Charlotte and her parents’ journey in trying to find a solution to her illness.
The doctors are not able to diagnose the exact disease she is suffering from, a kind of primordial dwarfism that she gets from both parents being carriers. She could have the Microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism (MOPD) Type II, and so cannot even undergo an MRI scan. As a result, the doctors are not able to figure out her life expectancy accurately.
The documentary description says, “Two-year-old Charlotte weighs less than eight pounds and wears the clothes of a newborn baby. At 22 inches tall, she is half the height she should be and her sisters can dress her up in their dolls’ clothes. While it is clear that Charlotte suffers from primordial dwarfism, the type of her condition is not yet known. MOPD Type 1 is a serious affliction marked by repeated strokes and seizures, and sufferers rarely live past their third birthdays. MOPD Type 2 patients often live to be 30, and great strides are being made in treating the condition. Discover how the world’s leading authorities on the disorder are striving to help Charlotte cope with her extraordinary life.”
Check out the touching video of Baby Charlotte below!