The Boy Whose Skin Grows Too Fast

DEDE FASCIANO: Harlequin Ichthyosis is a severe skin disorder. It is a genetic disorder that’s inherited at birth. For Evan, it is the most severe form of Ichthyosis. Dede: Time to cozy snuggly? Evan: Yeah and put my sweater! Dede: You want to put your sweater on? JOE FASCIANO: It is a condition that affects his skin and it makes […]

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I Hid My Eating Disorder For 8 Years

LINDSEY HALL: Eating disorders, you don’t just wake up and have one. You don’t just wake up and you start starving yourself. No one’s body wants to be starving. I stopped really knowing what hunger was. LINDSEY HALL: February 27th, 2007: I am starting a diet today for real just until after Germany. I need to be thin there. I […]

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Woman Wants To Be Permanently Paralysed: Body Integrity Identity Disorder

00:02 COMM: Chloe Jennings White spends he days confined to a wheelchair. It’s tough to get around and she struggles with living in the world that isn’t built for the disabled. However Chloe is actually able to walk perfectly, and chooses to live her life like a paraplegic, due to a rare psychological disorder called BIID. 00:22 COMM: Despite wishing […]

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Inspirational Sisters Share Rare Facial Disorder | BORN DIFFERENT

ASIA WILLIAMS: People are so quick to judge the book by its cover but don’t realise what really comes along from within. ASIA WILLIAMS: I am Asia. INDIA WILLIAMS: And I am India. ASIA & INDIA: And we have Treacher Collins Syndrome. COMM: These sisters share everything, including a rare genetic condition called Treacher Collins Syndrome. ASIA WILLIAMS: My great-great-great […]

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One In A Million Boy With CLOVES Syndrome

JENNY PADILLA: Our child does look different and he was born that way, and we never knew he was going to be able to do all the things that he can do, and he amazes us every day. EILEEN HENWOOD: Victor is like every other 3-year-old. He loves to play with his friends, have fun. It’s interesting to watch the […]

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The 7ft 8in Teen Who Can’t Stop Growing

BROC: Monster!! COMM: Broc Brown is an incredible 7ft 8inches tall. And at 18 years old, he may still be growing. DARCI: Most men will stop growing at age 22, Broc is 18. The tallest man in the world is 8ft1’, I believe. He could be the tallest man in the world eventually. This chair here is Broc’s chair. It […]

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Chronic Illness Makes Woman Amazing Contortionist | BORN DIFFERENT

SCARLET CHECKERS: I’ve been extra flexible for my whole life. So, I’ve always known that there is something different about my body. SCARLET CHECKERS: I have a genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The type that I have is type 3 hypermobility. SCARLET CHECKERS: It’s a collagen disorder; it affects all the connective tissue in my body. It makes all of […]

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