Twelve Real Life Curious Benjamin Button-Like Children

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story by legendary American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald published in 1922 about a man who is born with a physical appearance of a 70-year-old and ages in reverse throughout his life to die as a baby. It was made into a successful movie in 2008 starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett which was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards and went on to win three. The truth is, there are numerous real-life Benjamin Buttons living around the world: children with extremely rare medical conditions which make their lives not alike anything most of us can imagine. Read up on the twelve most fascinating ones.

1. Asher Nash

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Asher’s mom wanted him to participate in a photoshoot for kids with special needs. When he was rejected, she started a campaign which resulted in this little boy who has Down Syndrome getting a modeling contract.

2. Bayezid Hossain

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Suffering from an incredibly rare condition called progeria which ages the body rapidly, this boy from Bangladesh looks 80 but is actually five years old.

3. Hyomyung Shin

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Hyomyung is popularly called the Peter Pan of Korea – as despite his childlike looks he is actually 26 years old.

4. Tessa Evans

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Born without a nose, this little cutie was the first child to undergo a nasal implant in 2015.

5. Shiloh Pepin

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Shiloh was affectionately called The Mermaid Girl as her legs are fused together at the waist. She sadly passed away in 2009 aged 10.

6. Pan Xianhang

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Also Known As The Fish Boy, Pan suffers from a rare inherited skin condition called ichthyosis and requires constant care.

7. Jaxon Buell

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Jaxon was dubbed Jaxon Strong as he was given minimal chances to survive due to being born with only half a brain, he continues to defy the odds to this day. His parents have since founded the non-for-profit Jaxon Strong Foundation.

8. Johncris Carl Quirante

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This Filipino boy has more teeth than any other human being – close to 300!

9. Ben Underwood

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After losing his eyesight to cancer, Ben developed a kind of eco-location which allowed him to “see” the world like a bat does. He sadly passed away in 2009 aged 17. His mother has since published a book about life with Ben titled Echoes of an Angel.

10. Charlotte Garside

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Charlotte, called a living doll, has primordial dwarfism and weighed a little over nine pounds at age 9.

11. Adalia Rose

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This little sweetheart, also diagnosed with progeria, is a social media maverick with nearly 14.5 million followers on Facebook.

12. Richard Sandrak

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Ukraine-born Richard was once touted as the “World’s Strongest Child”. He is now twenty-five and working as a stuntman for Universal Studios in California.

Source:wittyfeed, nerdheist

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