Sheryl Grossman Suffers from One of the Rarest Diseases the World Has Ever Known

Jennifer Silverberg/Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times | June 27, 2008
People with Bloom's Disease -- there are fewer than 300 worldwide -- seldom grow taller than four and a half feet or weigh more than 90 pounds. Most develop cancer by their mid-twenties, and they are prone to diabetes, allergies, asthma, pulmonary disease, ear infections and immune disorders. The men are sterile. There is no cure, and no one with this genetic disorder has ever lived past 48.

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