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Astounding Medical Mysteries
Brenden is 7'3" at just 12 years old.
Of the 6.7 billion people on earth, Brenden stands alone. Known as the boy who can't stop growing, doctors say he is a one-of-a-kind medical mystery that they've spent years trying to solve.

Brenden is just 12 years old and already stands at 7'3" tall. He is a full 2 feet taller than the average kid in his seventh-grade class—but he doesn't want to be treated any differently. "I wish people would see that I'm just a normal person and that I hang out with my friends just like anybody else," Brenden says.

Living in an average-size world becomes more complicated at Brenden's level. His home had to be custom designed to fit Brenden's tall stature, including 8-foot-tall door frames and a bed that is 2.5 feet longer than a regular bed. Although he's constantly ducking wherever he goes, Brenden says he accepts his life the way it is. "I love the way I am," he says. "I couldn't see myself any different."