Brianne Jordan gave birth to a tiny baby girl in February 2003, however within minutes of her becoming a mother she faced the worst kind of heartbreak. As the doctors handed her minuscule daughter across to her, they told her the devastating news that her child would not live.
They named the baby girl Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, who was dubbed a “Thumbelina” baby. She was unfortunately affected by an extremely rare condition which is shared by only one hundred other people in the whole world.
The little girl was born at only 11 inches long, and weighed two and a half pounds. When they handed Kenadie over to her mother, doctors bore the news that she would probably live, at most, for just a few days due to her primordial dwarfism condition.
This condition means that the person affected with it is considerably smaller, compared to other people. Her mother was interviewed on TV in 2015, stating “when she was born she was perfect, she was just miniature.” Which is the reason behind her developing the nickname Thumbelina.
Unfortunately, Kenadie had part of her brain missing, which added to the reasons the doctors believed she wouldn’t survive. Her family decided to have the baby girl baptised straight away, as they were not anticipating her to live for much longer. Her mother lovingly stated, “she was chubby and she had pink skin. Her eyes were bright.”
Unfortunately, it seemed as though the doctors were sending little Kenadie home with Brianne to die. Brianne said, ‘it was like mourning – the idea of all the life that you imagined for your child has suddenly been taken away.” This was the sad realisation Brianne was having to adjust to for her daughter.