39-inch 12-year-old girl is kind of a big deal

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This tiny 12-year-old girl is kind of a big deal.

Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley stands at 39.5 inches tall and weighs just 23.5lbs.

Kenadie was born with Primordial Dwarfism, which is a condition that causes underdevelopment of limbs, BarcroftTV reports.

The condition reportedly affects about 100 people worldwide.

After Kenadie was born, her mom, Brianne Jourdin, was told her daughter wouldn’t survive more than a few days.

“We baptized her right away because we were told that we should just bring her home to die,” Brianne told BarcroftTV.

But Kenadie defied doctors and is now thriving in school.

She takes skating classes, swimming lessons, and plays with friends after school, her mother told BarcroftTV.

“It makes me so proud to see her in these activities it makes me cry,” Brianne said.  “I have cried so many times when she is on the skating rink, everything she does, I cry.”

But with her fragile and thin bones, she still faces some serious medical threats.

Those with her condition face the danger of developing scoliosis or an aneurysm.

“It’s a reality we’ll lose her – I lose my breath for a moment thinking about it,” Brianne told BarcroftTV. “My hope for the future for Kenadie is just that she is happy and that she finds things that make her happy and make her smile.”


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