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A Day In The Life Of Katie, The Girl No Doctor Can Diagnose 5m32s

A Day In The Life Of Katie, The Girl No Doctor Can Diagnose

Nine-year-old Katie Renfroe suffers with a condition so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. She was diagnosed with megalencephaly at birth, a growth development disorder characterised by the overgrowth of the brain. But that diagnosis does not explain the other symptoms that the little girl experiences and doctors have said her mystery condition is so rare , they are unable to identify it. Katie’s mother Angie Renfroe has been awaiting a full diagnosis of her daughter ever since her birth and doctors have started to discuss the possibility of naming the unknown condition after Katie. The Florida resident said: “Katie is very rare – she has not been diagnosed with anything and they’re still trying to find out what she has. “We found out when I was about six months pregnant with her that she was going to have megalencephaly - a growth development disorder where an infant’s brain is abnormally large. But I do not know why her face is the way it is - I do know that when she has surgeries the only thing they move from her face is like fatty tissue.” When Katie was first born, the family traveled to Hollywood, Florida to visit doctor Roman Yusupov – a specialist in pediatric genetics and pediatric cleft and cranio-facial disorder . But unfortunately, he was unable to diagnose Katie and has continued to monitor her progress since then. He said: “I have never seen anything like it, she is truly unique and perhaps one in a million.” Despite her disadvantage, Katie goes to a school for children with disabilities – but she is able to work on the computers and of course get involved in circle time with the help of her favorite teacher. While Katie did indeed show symptoms of megalencephaly (also known as macrencephaly), she also exhibited signs nobody had ever observed or noted in an infant before, leaving doctors baffled and her parents worried. Her entire head and face are far, far larger than other nine-year-old children, and extra skin grows on top of her cheeks, giving them that mottled brown look. There are other symptoms, too. Beside the obvious facial deformities, Katie can neither walk nor talk, and she suffers from seizures of varying intensity. While the brave little girl has undergone numerous surgeries over her short life – starting with brain surgery at just 9-months-old. The result? While Katie has been tested for every condition and syndrome under the sun, including dwarfism, doctors still have no idea what she has. Most believe they’re witnessing a brand new condition, and predict that this one will eventually be named after Katie. Also one in a million? And she is never short of care at home, coming from a large family with seven biological brothers and sisters plus step siblings. Watch the video to see how Katie’s parents and numerous brothers and sisters handle her condition and her uncertain prognosis, and get her through every day smiling and happy . If you have a similar story, don’t forget to share it with us! Videographer / director: Ryan Vanderploeg Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

This Woman Probably Has The Longest Tongue In The World 3m36s

This Woman Probably Has The Longest Tongue In The World

Adrianne Lewis believes she has the world’s longest tongue measuring a whopping 4 inches. Her serpent-like appendage can touch her nose, chin, elbow, and even her eye with a little help. And she is currently in talks with Guinness World Records and waiting to see if she’s the new record holder. The current record holder is Nick Stoeberl's 3.9-inch long tongue. At 4 in. long, Adrianne Lewis may just have the longest tongue in the world. The 18-year-old from Michigan has made a name for herself on social media for having a tongue that Kiss rocker Gene Simmons would be proud of. Although she has not been officially judged, Lewis believes she has what it takes to break the Guinness World Record. Adrianne Lewis isn’t the first in the family to have an exceptional length in the tongue. Her mother’s side of the family all had extremely long tongues as well. “I feel as though I may have inherited it, but I think with time and me being the weird kid that I was and always sticking out my tongue, it could have stretched", says Lewis. The stretched out muscle that has been gaining attention all over the internet is actually eight muscles, according to Scientific American. “The soft patty of flesh we call the tongue is not just one muscle, it’s a conglomeration of eight separate muscles. Unlike other muscles, such as the bicep, tongue muscles don’t develop around a supporting bone. “ According to a University of Delaware study, only about 65-80 percent of the population can roll their tongues, and the debate about it being genetic is ongoing. Adrianne Lewis is an 18-year-old young lady who as of late picked up a reputation when she transferred a YouTube video exhibiting her peculiar limb, her tongue. The present world record for the longest tongue is held by Nick Stoeberl's 3.9-inch long tongue, however, Adrianne Lewis allegedly has a 4-inch long tongue. The tongue inside Adrianne's Lewis is fascinating to the point that she chose to submit it to 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' at the ready time of just 13, to which she got an email back expressing 'Your tongue is extremely cool, we'd jump at the chance to see more.', which denoted the most irregular trade in the historical backdrop of email between a 13-year-old young lady and a vast organization. Exactly what precisely is so fascinating about Adrianne Lewis' 4-inch-long tongue? All things considered, she can lick her own eyeball, and that is not something you see each day: Like I said previously, it's few out of every odd day you go over an 18-year-old young lady whose tongue is so long she can lick her own particular eyeball. That is the sort of substance that influences you to stop for a moment and consider how you got sucked up into this insane diversion we call blogging. Adrianne's right now talking with 'Guinness World Records' tied in with getting her 4-inch tongue in the record books as the world's longest tongue, so the media scope of this high schooler is going to go up ten times.

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Published: December 23, 2016435,081 views
All She Ever Wanted Was A Tiny Waist, And Here's The Result5m41s

All She Ever Wanted Was A Tiny Waist, And Here's The Result

A surgery loving model has had six ribs removed just to look like a cartoon character. Meet former electrician Pixee Fox, from North Carolina, USA, who has already spent more than £70,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure on her body. Pixee grew up in a small town of Sweden but never felt like she belonged. She always felt like she had to go somewhere and do something, to surround herself with people who are more like her. So she moved to America to live her American dream and she immediately embarked on a series of cosmetic procedures in order to look more like her favorite animated characters. She explains that her inspiration started off with Tinkerbell, but along her body transformations she started to look like Jessica Rabbit. Along the process, she took her obsession even further by having her lower ribs removed in order to shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. In order to maintain her extreme figure, the 25-year-old sticks to a strict exercise and diet regime and wears a corset 24 hours a day. She has over 70,000 followers on Instagram, but even some of them were shocked when she announced her next surgery, removal of six ribs to allow her to corset her waist even tighter . The procedure will cost her 9,000 dollars. Plastic surgeon Dr Barry Eppley performed an extreme five-hour keyhole surgery operation on her in Indianapolis, Indiana in October. This pleasure cost her £6,000 and is an irreversible operation which is usually performed for medical reasons but can be used for cosmetic purposes after extensive medical consultation. Pixieis now proud to flaunt her incredible 16 inch waist is public!

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Published: December 16, 201616,097 views
Butterfly Boy's Skin Falls Off With The Slightest Touch5m46s

Butterfly Boy's Skin Falls Off With The Slightest Touch

MOST teenage boys love to run around and play – but ‘Butterfly Boy’ Jonathan’s skin is so delicate it falls away at the slightest knock. Fourteen year-old Jonathan Pitre, from Russell, Canada, lives in constant pain as 90% of his skin blisters and peels from his body - making it look as if he has third degree burns. The excruciating pain is so bad he has constant headaches and nausea, and often spends nights awake in agony. Helpless mum Tina Boileau, 35, has to watch her son writhe in pain as she wraps him from head to toe in bandages to ensure he doesn’t get infections.

Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado3m50s

Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado

A heroic storm chaser has captured on film the moment he saves the life of a baby horse trapped underneath debris left from a massive tornado. Jason Weingart, his wife Savannah and their friend Matt were chasing a dramatic tornado across Van Zandt County in Eastern Texas at the end of April when he came across an exotic animal farm devastated by the tornado. This was the first time the storm chasers have witness damage so fresh after a storm . As Jason and Sally were scanning the damage, they noticed one of the young horses trapped underneath the debris. The foal must have been picked up by the tornado and thrown into the fence and with the winds gushing all around, it got stuck beneath the fence. Sally asked Jason for help to drag the trapped foal out of the mud. After helping the poor young animal from the debris, they continued helping Sally removing the other trapped animals for hours. The rest of the 50 or so animals were either injured or cut and roaming around the property. Thankfully most of Sally's animals emerged unscathed from the tornado . Jason said: “It’s not what I like to see when I’m out storm chasing but as a storm chaser you have to be prepared that you’re going to come across that. Videographer / director: Jason Weingart Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave4m42s

Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave

The pressures of modern life mean that most of us have probably dreamt at one time or another of fleeing to the hills. But real-life caveman Angelo Mastropietro has made his hermit dream a reality - by spending over £160,000 turning a 250 million-year-old cave in the Wyre Forest into his dream home. The completed house's features are anything but stone age - it even has WiFi! The ambitious makeover captured the imagination of viewers when it was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in September. The 38-year-old, originally from Worcestershire, was living a high-flying life as the head of a successful recruitment company in Australia when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. The condition led to him being temporarily paralyzed - and inspired him to seek a simpler life. This has to be one of the coolest houses in the world. Another plus side is that it seems that it was relatively cheap to make! Most houses now a days are a lot more expensive than what this man put into that cave house! Who says a cool house has to be expensive? Please share this amazing video with your family and friends as it will surely interest them! This is one video that no one should miss! Videographer / Director: Jon Dean Producer: Tom Midlane, Nick Johnson Editor: Kyle Waters

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Published: December 23, 201670,520 views
Dr. Pimple Popper: Dermatologist Tackles Massive Zits On Camera4m01s

Dr. Pimple Popper: Dermatologist Tackles Massive Zits On Camera

DEXTEROUS dermatologist Sandra Lee is bursting into the limelight - by popping explosive spots and blackheads on camera for thousands of fans. Better known as Dr Pimple Popper, she has amassed almost half a million fans on YouTube and Instagram combined in the last year alone. She even claims the ‘pimple porn’ is playing a positive role by bringing dermatology to the masses and encouraging people to look after their skin. Dr Lee is based at Skin Physicians and Surgeons, in Uplands, California, and has been a certified dermatologist for 10 years. But it was only a year ago that her popularity erupted when she began posting minor operations on social media.

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Published: December 16, 2016251,401 views
‘Venom Man’ Lets Deadliest Snakes Bite Him5m54s

‘Venom Man’ Lets Deadliest Snakes Bite Him

An amateur scientist can shockingly take back-to-back bites from the world’s deadliest snakes on purpose and claims to be making himself immune from their venom. Divorced Tim Friede, 37, has self-inflicted more than 160 bites in 16 years of research and is hoping his experiments will help to develop a human vaccine for snake bites. To prove his self-immunization theory works, Tim from Wisconsin, USA, recently took back-to-back bites from two of the world’s deadliest snakes – a taipan and a black mamba whose bite can kill in minutes. Unsurprisingly, his obsession with saving the tens of thousands of lives lost every year to snakebites has nearly killed him on a number of occasions and also cost him his marriage. His wife Beth Friede, 35, divorced him in October after 20 years together when she finally had enough of Tim’s snake obsession. She said that she and her kid never came first, sometimes not even second. In the last 16 years Tom has been injected himself controlled doses of venom to build up an immunity to snake bites. He hopes his experiments with immunisation will lead to a development of a vaccine. Despite the controversial nature of his experiments Tim does have some backing from the scientific community. Dr Brian Hanley, a PhD Microbiologist from the University of California, says a test suggests Tim now has twice the number of antibodies and hopes his company Butterfly Sciences will help him develop his vaccine and find investors to get it into the field. Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Dan Howlett, Nick Johnson Editor: Ian Phillips

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"Telepathic” Genius Child Tested By Scientist

FIVE-year-old prodigy Ramses Sanguino has astonished his mother by displaying signs of being TELEPATHIC. According to Nyx Sanguino, 32, Ramses is able to recite random numbers written in secret - and is now the focus of a scientific study on the subject. Nyx is used to being surprised by her child, who at just five is already learning seven languages and solving complex mathematical equations. The youngster from Los Angeles, California, is believed to be one of the top five savants in the world and Nyx posts videos of her son showing off his talents online. Now his exploits have even caught the eye of a respected neuroscientist - who is studying Ramses as part a cutting-edge research project into telepathy. Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: John Balson, Chloe Browne Editor: Joshua Douglas, Kyle Waters

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has Can Throw More Than 300 Punches In A Minute2m53s

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has Can Throw More Than 300 Punches In A Minute

Martial arts grandmaster holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest punch - performing 352 in a minute. Jayanth Reddy from Hyderabad, India has been practicing martial arts for the past 40 years and is an 8th Dan (degree) black belt Taekwondo Grand Master. Jayanth himself holds 15 Guinness World Records and 8 US Presidential Sports Awards, including breaking 34 8x4 inch cement blocks with spinning cartwheel kicks in one minute and 171 double roundhouse kicks in 60 seconds. Jayanth has trained hundreds of thousands of students across the country and many of his students are record holders themselves. He says: “It’s like internal medicine. A lot of people 60, 70-years-old are becoming so old that they can’t even walk properly. Whereas, I have seen the grandmasters who are 80, 90, 100-years-old and they are fit enough to walk, run and do all the things.” “My aim is to make everyone fit enough to be strong. As you know, the diseases are spreading and martial arts is something which we can contribute as the best fitness in the world. So I teach a lot of secrets, how to clean organs, how to strengthen your heart. This we learnt from great Grand Masters from all over the world.” finishes the grandmaster. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

Model Wears Corset 23 Hours A Day To Achieve 20 Inch Waist4m13s

Model Wears Corset 23 Hours A Day To Achieve 20 Inch Waist

Curvy Venezuelan model Aleira Avendano achieved an eye-watering 20 inch waist - wearing a corset 23 hours a day. The busty model has been wearing the waist-shrinking garment for the last six years and even refers to it as her second skin. And despite doctors’ warnings that the corset poses seriously health risks, Aleira continues to turn heads with her extreme shape. The Caracas, Venezuela, native says: “I am completely obsessed with belts and corsets - I even sleep with them on. I love the feeling of pressure and only take it off for an hour a day to rest and to wash myself." The 25-year-old began waist training when she was still in her teens and now, with her enhanced 34DD breasts, she draws stares wherever she goes. People literally stop in their path to stare, she is the center of attention everywhere she goes. “But it’s not pain – it’s more pleasure, I like the pressure. I don’t feel a thing, it doesn’t bother me at all." Along with the waist training, extreme cincher tries to keep her hourglass shape by eating right and dieting. “I only eat very small portions mainly egg whites, pineapple, lots of fruit and a little bit of meat – I have a very balanced diet. I [also] do crunches, weights and whatever I can to stay in shape." she adds. “I would like to be known for my waist, not for having the smallest waist in the world but rather for my waist and my entire body."

Snake Catchers: Protecting The World's Deadliest Snakes2m24s

Snake Catchers: Protecting The World's Deadliest Snakes

A fearless snake catcher rescues some of the world’s most dangerous snakes using his bare hands. Animal lover Barry Goldsmith has been handling the animals for 40 years without ever being seriously injured. The 52-year-old Australian and his wife Karen run a rescue service called Snake Catcher Victoria, based in the Mornington Peninsula in southern Australia.

Mom And Her Three Daughters Are Real Life Rapunzels2m40s

Mom And Her Three Daughters Are Real Life Rapunzels

You have to admit it, there are people with so many different talents out there in the world. It almost seems unbelievable that we might share the same air with some of them but in reality we all have a certain characteristic that makes us a bit different and a bit more special in comparison to others. So you might not have figured it out yet, or you might have honed onto your talent from a pretty young age but whatever it is, we hope that you nurture it and make it grow. Same as how this family has managed to make fairytales come true, if only in a way. Bet you never thought that you’d see someone with a hair like a real-life Rapunzel. Mom Tere Lynn Svetlecich Russell, 43, and her daughters have a combined hair length of over FOUR METRES (over 13 feet) - like a family of real life Rapunzels. The mother-of-five has had flowing locks since she was a toddler and still has it today because it drives husband Chip, 47, wild. Actually that was the reason he fell in love with her when they first met in high school. Amazingly, she is forced to wash it by kneeling every time because it DRAGS her to the floor when wet. But most of the time her tresses are winning her acclaim across Illinois state where she regularly scoops the first place in 'Longest Ponytail Competitions' at annual fetes and fairs - and now her girls are following in her footsteps. Tere Lynn gives #longhairdontcare a whole new meaning, since she has left her long strands untouched her entire life! Today, her tresses measure incredible 74 inches in length! Her three daughters, each following in their mother's footsteps, use a quarter of a bottle of hair conditioner with every wash. What is shocking for everyone is that neither the mother, nor her three girls have ever been to the salon. The footage shows the group of ladies going to their first ever salon, but instead of chopping their long manes off, they opted out for some pampering instead. One of her daughters still can not decide whether to cut her hair a few inches or not. So, as Tere Lynn says, she will leave her beautiful daughters to decide for themselves what to do with their long curls when they grow up enough. Hmm… We wonder how would their hair will look like when they turn 18! Growing hair this long isn’t something that’s been done only recently. There have been grainy photographs and sketches of people in the past that have grown their hair so long, it actually dragged on the ground behind them. Entire families have dedicated their lives to maintaining their long locks and eventually, some of them even ended between the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records. What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Meet The 10-Month-Old Who Is 41 Lbs And Still Growing4m04s

Meet The 10-Month-Old Who Is 41 Lbs And Still Growing

A 10-month-old baby in India has weighed in at an astonishing 41 pounds - the weight of an average six-year-old girl. Aliya Saleem, whose parents live in a remote village in the Indian state of Jharkhand, was born at a relatively large 9lbs, but started rapidly piling on the pounds once she hit the four month mark. Her enormous weight has put her life in danger and placed a huge strain on the already limited finances of her parents, dad Mohammad Saleem and mum Shabana Parveen, who are struggling to cover the costs of her daily food intake and the regular need for new clothes. The family has until now been unable to afford to take her to a hospital, but were able to get a consultation at Fortis Hospital to see a specialist in a bid to get to the bottom of Aliya's condition. Dr Krishan Chugh, head of paediatrics at Fortis Hospital, said: "This is the heaviest baby at 10 months of age that I have seen. I have seen 10kg-plus, 12kg-plus babies in the past. But this is way above the rest. Over 18 kilograms is an extreme weight figure." According to the WHO, the average weight of a 10-month-old baby is 18.7 pounds, which is less than half Aliya’s weight! Dr. Chugh speculates that this could be the case of morbid obesity or even a hormonal imbalance, but to be sure they had to make tests on the girl. Despite being less than a year old, Aliya consumes three times more food than an average child her age. Her mother, who spends her time at home between chores and looking after her daughter, says taking care of the girl has become increasingly difficult. "She keeps crying throughout the day. She wakes up at night abruptly and also she cannot breathe properly." The parents have a five-year-old son who is normal weight. But their older daughter died at just one and a half years, after suffering in a similar fashion to Aliya.

My Albino Children: Black Brazilian Family Have Three White-Skinned Children4m09s

My Albino Children: Black Brazilian Family Have Three White-Skinned Children

When Rosamere Fernanda de Andrade first held her newborn baby she assumed there had been a mix up.  Rosamere and ex-husband, Joao, are both black - but their daughter, Ruth, had white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. But it was no mistake - Ruth, suffers from a rare generic condition called albinism and has no skin pigment. Since then Rosamere, 31, has had two more albino children as well as three black kids. So stark is the difference between Rosamere and three of her children, she is often mistaken for their nanny. Albinism is a condition characterized by the absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes - which leaves sufferers exposed to a range of afflictions. The youngsters are so sensitive to sunlight that they need factor 100 sun block every two hours - and only allowed to play outdoors at night.  The family's neighbors have started to avoid them, saying they were cursed. Ruth, Estefani and Kauan have all been bullied at school for their light skin, the white hair and they way they squint at the blackboard, because albinism affects their eyesight as well. The lack of pigment in the irises (the colored part of the eye) sometimes may make them look transparent, because the irises can't block light from entering the eye completely. Videographer: Laurentiu Garofeanu Producer: Jack McKay Editor: Joshua Douglas / Ian Phillips

This 26-Year-Old Model Wears Her ‘Wrinkles’ With Pride4m46s

This 26-Year-Old Model Wears Her ‘Wrinkles’ With Pride

A 26-year-old woman with a rare condition that makes her look decades older is challenging beauty standards by becoming a model. Hoping to break into the modelling industry, Sara Geurts from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is determined to carve out a successful modelling career despite battling with Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) - a genetic condition that leaves her with excessively saggy skin. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a fairly rare condition affecting only 1 in 5,000 worldwide, however only a dozen people have been diagnosed with Sara’s type of the condition, Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Dalos syndrome. The syndrome causes Sara to have soft, doughy skin that is extremely fragile and her joints and muscles are also weak and often leave her in discomfort. At one point in her life Sara’s skin was her biggest insecurity, now she takes pride in her unique look and fully embraces it as she heads towards a career in modelling. “We are in the generation of albinism models. We have melanin models. We have vitiligo models. We have plus size models. And those are all fabulous things. But the one thing that we are really missing are people with disorders within our everyday commercials.” adds the brave young woman and we can’t help but wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Videographer / director: William McLeod Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

These Parents Are Intent On Raising Their Kids Free-Range5m13s

These Parents Are Intent On Raising Their Kids Free-Range

Parents Adele and Matt Allen from Brighton believe in an all-natural approach to bringing up their children - so much so, they refuse modern medicine, traditional schooling and encourage full-term breastfeeding. They call their parenting style ‘Off-Grid Parenting’ and their children Ulysses, five and Ostara, one, are therefore both still breastfed, have never visited a doctor and will not attend a mainstream school. When Adele, a writer, fell pregnant with her son, the couple’s controversial methods felt completely natural to them. Adele gave birth to both her children completely unassisted and with no medical intervention with only her husband Matt by her side. The mom said: “The thought of giving birth in a hospital just didn’t appeal to me because of many reasons - mostly the observer effect. Also, the interventions I think can be gently nudged on you when you are in a very vulnerable state.” She gave birth to both of her children at home, completely unassisted. The opted for ‘lotus births’, meaning that both the placenta and the umbilical cords were left to fall off naturally. As for the breastfeeding , the of-the-grid mom says it is just as natural as a hug, it’s a form of connecting with one’s child. She also uses her breast milk as a dietary supplement for her children, but also as a medicine; Adele squirts some of it in the children’s eyes if they have an infection, or gives them lemon juice if they are ill. Videographer / director: Jon Dean Producer: Charley Sutton, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: September 28, 201750,776 views
Living As An Adult Baby: EXTREME LOVE4m31s

Living As An Adult Baby: EXTREME LOVE

LOOKING at Jess’s collection of dummies and sippy cups, you’d be forgiven for thinking the pretty 21-year-old from Florida had a baby of her own to care for. But Jess’s collection of babygrows aren’t sized for a newborn - they are designed with her 5ft 5in frame in mind. As an ‘adult baby’, Jess likes to wear nappies, drink from bottles and ‘regress’ back to her infancy. A sexual abuse survivor, Jess, who lives in Lakeland, Florida with her 24-year-old boyfriend, David, says that regressing has helped her make peace with her troubled childhood. Now a confident and happy young woman, Jess says wearing diapers, babygrows and drinking from bottles has done more for her self-esteem than years of traditional therapy and medication.  Videographer / director: Eric Coughlin Producer: Katie Mercer, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Sonia Estal

Tiny 39-Inch Girl With Primordial Dwarfism Proved All Doctors Wrong5m22s

Tiny 39-Inch Girl With Primordial Dwarfism Proved All Doctors Wrong

You won’t believe what a fighter this tiny girl is! Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley was born with a primordial dwarfism which leaves individuals perpetually years behind their peers in stature and in weight. This 12-year-old stands at just 39.5 inches tall and weighs the same as a two-year-old. The bubbly schoolgirl has defied doctors since the day she was born weighing just 2.5lbs and 11 inches from head to toe. Kenadie's mum, Brianne Jourdin, 36, was told her daughter wouldn’t survive more than a few days. However, despite having learning difficulties and fragile, thin bones, Kenadie plays hockey, swims and functions in school. Today Kennadie is in the seventh grade. Although she’s the same age as her classmates, she has not developed her academically and so she learns different subjects and skill like cooking . One thing is for sure, she has managed to gain all her teacher’s affection. "Kennadie makes me laugh. She’s very empathetic. If you hurt your finger, she comes and gives you a hug. She’s got an infectious laugh." says Kennadie’s educational assistant. When she is not in school, she has an active social life. She is actually very fiesty, determined and independent, as she takes skating classes and enjoys bowling. Her mom is really proud of her. She has definitely proved all the doctors wrong. She has defeated all odds. However, kids will be kids and will look at her, just because she is tiny. You don’t often get a chance to see somebody that’s that small going to your school. But, if someone in the park comes and tells something mean about her, her brother just goes and tells him "What if you were like that? What if people did that to you?" Having the unconditional love of her family means a lot to her and it means a lot for her mental development as a strong person. What’s most important, as her mom says, she takes no crap from nobody! Way to go girl!

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Published: December 16, 201613,027 views
Boy With A Hairy Tail Worshiped As A God In India 1m57s

Boy With A Hairy Tail Worshiped As A God In India

An eight-year-old boy is being worshipped in an Indian village after growing a long hairy tail. Dulha Singh was born with a patch of hair on his lower back with locals believing that he is an incarnation of Hanuman – a monkey like God. The young boy lives with his uncle Sahib Singh and aunt Majeer Kaur in Amritsar, Punjab. Little Dulha says that he doesn’t mind the tail and that he would leave it, believing it’s a gift from God. “Some kids used to make fun of my tail. They are now my friends and do not tease me anymore.” admits Dulha, obviously feeling the burden of fame. The uncle told media that Dulha’s mother decided to cut his tail when he was younger, but unfortunately she died before she had the chance. Now that Dulha is in his custody, he decided not to cut it and people from the surrounding villages are flocking to see the incarnation of the Monkey God and pray. People used to travel hundreds of miles to seek blessings by touching his tail. It is nice to see he is happy in his own skin and doesn't care if he is different , that is what makes him special! Dulha also has a knack for climbing trees, which villagers see as further proof of being a God! Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

This Young Man Will Stop At Nothing To Look Like A Ken Doll4m42s

This Young Man Will Stop At Nothing To Look Like A Ken Doll

Self-proclaimed ‘living Ken doll’ Johnny Dylan says nothing will stand in the way of him achieving his dream of looking completely fake - even health warnings from doctors. The 27-year-old merchandiser, who was born in Hong Kong, now lives in Vancouver with his boyfriend Joel, who works as a heavy-duty mechanic. "When I was five years old, I got my first Ken doll . It was a Malibu Ken.” explains Johnny. “He had blonde highlights, blue eyes, and dark eyelashes. He was tan with good bone structure. “When I first saw the Ken doll, I knew that that was what perfection meant to me.” Johnny spends $800 every month to maintain his look. His bill includes Botox injections and lip fillers to achieve his striking plastic look. His daily routine consists of slathering himself in fake tan, always has perfectly manicured nails and contoured makeup, and uses eye-color changing contact lenses to change his brown eyes to a more Ken doll-like azure gaze. “I started getting fillers about two years ago and definitely now I am really known for my big lips.” Johnny adds. “I’m still not happy with the size though, I want them to be much bigger.” He was recently denied more lip fillers, because his lips were already too big, but that didn’t stop Johnny from getting another opinion. His boyfriend of two years, whom he met on the gay dating site Grindr, thinks that plastic surgery is a waste of money. “I’m not going to judge anyone, but personally I would never have anything done to myself. “The amount of procedures he goes through is extreme and I think it could be dangerous.” But Johnny believes that since this is how Joel met him, that he loves him for it. “He thought I was drop dead gorgeous when he met me. But he does like me a little more on a natural side. He likes how I look at home without the makeup.” The one place Johnny finds support is with his best friend Jonathan. His support goes so far, that the duo goes for their regular Botox sessions together. “I think Johnny is a real inspiration. He has shown me that being yourself is all that matters and that is true happiness.” Videographer / director: Darcy Muenchrath Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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"My Life Is Wonderful": $1M Sugar Baby Lounges In Luxury

BUSTY Nina Peterson has made more than $1m as a sugar baby – and has no problem with her young children following in her footsteps. The 37­-year­-old has spent most of her adult life pleasing rich, older men and has even had her suitors pay for her extreme body modifications. The 6ft tall mother-­of-­four has had her sugar daddies spend more than $100,000 on her cosmetic surgery, which included tripling her breast size from a 34C to a 34H. Her youngest children Juliana, nine, and Ymahni, 12, couldn’t be happier with their mother’s arrangements as they are regularly treated to exotic holidays and expensive presents by their mother’s sugar daddies. Videographer/ director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Dan Howlett, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

Rare Disorder Prevents Toddler Girl From Sleeping4m56s

Rare Disorder Prevents Toddler Girl From Sleeping

Meet the toddler who doesn’t need sleep! A three-year-old girl has a rare condition which means she can survive on an hour of sleep a night. Exhausted parents Robin Audette and Kirk Hisko are lucky to get between four to six hours sleep a night, but their energetic daughter Ever can survive on as little as an hour and a half – and even been known to sleep at 20 minute intervals throughout a whole night. The reason for Ever’s sporadic sleeping patterns? Angelman syndrome: a genetic and neurological disorder, which occurs in approximately 12-20,000 people. There are other symptoms besides the lack of need for sleep, such as development issues and delays in mobility, as well as lack of speech and difficulty when feeding. This list also includes symptoms like short attention span and constant unhappiness. There might still be hope for Ever, as science and medicine are constantly searching for a cure for this syndrome. Robin and Kirk are optimistic that their baby girl will utter her first word with confidence and that the world will be kind on this human. In contrast, a young mother from England has an equally rare and undiagnosed neurological disorder , which leaves her in a sleeping spell for days at a time. Jody’s episodes are so severe that she has no recollection of several Christmases and even slept through the birth of her first child. Videographer / director: Kirk and Robin Hisko Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Woman’s Beard Makes Her Feel Sexy5m40s

Woman’s Beard Makes Her Feel Sexy

A woman with excess facial hair has ditched her razors and grown a full beard – and claims she’s never felt sexier. Rose Geil, 39, first noticed her excess hair when she was just 13 and started shaving immediately. The devastated teenager, from Oregon, America, quickly realised she would have to shave every day to keep the stubble at bay. But after years of shaving, plucking and expensive laser removal procedures, Rose has now decided to accept her whiskers – and couldn’t be happier.  Videographer / director: Ivan Gwynn Producer: Emma Pearson, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

This Boy's Skin Grows Too Fast, Puts Him At Great Risk | BORN DIFFERENT4m43s

This Boy's Skin Grows Too Fast, Puts Him At Great Risk | BORN DIFFERENT

Five-year-old Evan Fasciano’s condition causes his skin to grow at ten times the normal rate, leaving him at risk of life-threatening infection. Evan, from Goshen, Connecticut, was born with Harlequin Ichthyosis , a genetic skin disorder inherited at birth, it is a condition that affects his skin and makes it very thick, which leaves him with scales across his entire body. Suffering from the severest form of the disease, Evan is at constant risk of infection, requiring him to have two baths a day when his mom scrubs the excess skin. Currently there is no cure for Harlequin Ichthyosis, but despite his condition Evan is a lively, happy child, who is incredibly popular at school and loves to play with his younger brother Cenzo. Evan was delivered nine weeks early and spent his first 58 days in hospital, he was diagnosed two days prior to birth, and parents hadn't heard of this disease before. He is the only one in his family who suffers from this disease. There is no cure for the condition, so Evan follows a strict regime to manage his symptoms. He can't sweat, so he can overheat very easily, and get heat stroke or seizures, so he needs a constant intake of fluids. People sometimes make bad comments, but parents try their best to stay positive. Evan is sometimes shy when people in public stare at him, but his parents don't want him to react negatively. Videographer / director: Steven Schloss Producer: Tom Midlane, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Jack Stevens