Date: December 12, 2018
“A 25-year-old man who is trapped inside the body of a 12-year-old boy because of a very rare condition says he looks in the mirror and hates what he sees looking back at him.
Tomasz Nadolski, from Olesnica, Poland, suffers from a rare genetic condition known as Fabry disease, which affects his kidneys, heart and skin.
He said: “I am 25 years old and I would like to look like a man of my age. I hate this boy who I see every day in the mirror, because it is not me.”
He said doctors initially suspected his symptoms were of a mental illness rather than a physical one and just encouraged him to eat more.
Tomasz said: “My parents were torn. They saw something going on, but they believed the doctors that I was mentally ill and that I should just eat more.”
And he said his family relationships have been badly affected by his condition because they are unable to get past his child-like appearance.”
This is different from a case like that of David Bennent…So, this guy has a lot more going on, than simple delayed growth…It’s causing him a lot of physical suffering…and the fact he cannot eat, must be horrible…
This article raises interesting questions, on the psychological difficulties of living like that…perpetually child like, as your friends grow and advance.
…How does the brain and mind change, even as the body remains primarily the same?…
I’ve sometimes felt that I’d love to be like that…just stuck at ten, eleven or twelve years of age, in a healthy state…And as a MAP, I’ve imagined what it might be like, to meet such an individual…and have a relationship with them.
Unless you are like a David Bennent…cute…a celebrity in demand…where it turns into a net positive…it’s got to be hard on your average person, who experiences this.