You people must have seen Brad Pitt’s Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which his character starts to age in reverse order. He starts from an old man like baby and goes on to age in reverse. The condition is known as progeria and it causes children to age faster than normal. However, there is one more mysterious illness which has caused 3 people in the world to be trapped in a toddler’s body.
These 3 people have had a normal growth rate mentally, but their physical growth hormones just didn’t kick in when they should have, and now they are adults living in a toddler’s body. One such unfortunate soul is Manpreet Singh from Punjab and this is his story.
1 Meet Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh is a 22 year old man living in the body of a 3 year old. He lives in the Ramditte Village in North India. He stands at 23 inches tall and despite his mental development; he still looks like a toddler. However, he suffers from a mysterious illness which has left growth stunted and he cannot talk or walk properly.
Her mother says that she and her husband was not able to have kids during the initial years of their marriage and after many treatments and medicines, she became pregnant with Manpreet. However, Manpreet was born after spending 10 and half months in his mother’s womb, which is one and a half months more than normal gestation period for an adult female.
2 His mysterious condition
After more than a year had passed after his birth, Manpreet’s parents realized that the baby had not started to walk and neither did he talk. It was then when his parents took him to many doctors and ran from pillar to post trying to find a cure for their only child. Numerous doctors were consulted and none managed to find the reason why Manpreet’s growth was stunted and why he could speak or walk. One Dr. Hemraj however said that Manpreet was a victim of deficiency of growth hormones. Majority of doctors have attributed his condition to the 10 and half month gestation period.
3 Watch this video of the man himself
Manpreet has two siblings who are normal. However, Manpreet has become a sort of sibling in his village as the villagers think that this condition is a blessing from god and have started to flock to his home in order to take blessings from him. Manpreet, however has resigned to his fate, knowing that doctors are working on finding the reason behind his conditions and if and when a cure is found, he might be able to have some relief.