Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a rare syndrome that appears in babies and causes their tongue to become enormous. This little girl in the picture (Paisley) is suffering from it and it’s really difficult for her, since she is unable to close her mouth. However, the good news is that she defeated this condition.
She is from a small town in South Dakota called Aberdeen and she is 16 months old. Her condition developed even before she was born, so she came out with an adult-sized tongue. Babies who suffer from Beckwith-Wiedemann are under a serious danger, since they can choke from the tongue at any time. So, the doctors, well aware of this, connected her to a breathing apparatus in the first week of her life.
Her tongue was actually two times the size of her mouth. Earlier, she had a surgery, which was not successful and her tongue didn’t stop growing. Statistically, this syndrome hits 1 out of 11.000 babies.
The doctors were amazed by the tongue size. It was also difficult for her to eat, so for half a year she was fed through a tube.