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Brain-Damaged Girl Frozen in Time to Remain Child-Sized Forever

This is a story about a disabled nine-year-old girl, Ashley X, who will never grow up.//

Ashley X, who had severe brain damages, is now sterilized and frozen in time, with the help of hormones, by which she could remain child-sized forever.

Until New Year’s Day, not even her first name was known. Ashley was a faceless case study, cited in a paper by two doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital as they outlined a treatment so radical that it brought with it allegations of ‘eugenics’, of creating a 21st-century Frankenstein’s monster, of maiming a child for the sake of convenience.

The Seattle-born girl is described as ‘Pillow Angel’ by her parents as she stays where they place her (usually on a pillow). She suffers from a rare brain condition known as static encephalopathy, which means she cannot sit or talk and is fed by tube.

Three years ago, her parents observed early signs of puberty and became concerned that she would become too large to lift or move. After consulting with the doctors, Ashley was given a hysterectomy, a surgery that prevents breast growth and high doses of oestrogen were given, that have frozen her body at its current height (4 foot 5 inches).

The treatment, known as growth attenuation, is expected to keep her weight at about 5 stones till her lifetime. It is believed to be the first time that the growth of a profoundly disabled person has been deliberately inhibited, and the ethics surrounding the treatment for disabled children had never been discussed in mainstream medicine until Ashley's treatment was revealed in the journal Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in October.

In discussions with doctors at Seattle Children's hospital about the treatment, they said that they had removed Ashley's uterus to prevent fertility, excision of early buds on her chest had been done so that she would not develop breasts and medication with high doses of oestrogen were given to lim
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