Her teen is trapped in a toddler’s body—now mom explains what happened during pregnancy Her teen is trapped in a toddler’s body—now mom explains what happened during pregnancy
“Angus is actually one of a kind, he’s completely unique in every single way,” said Tandy Palmer. That’s because her son Angus looks and... Her teen is trapped in a toddler’s body—now mom explains what happened during pregnancy

“Angus is actually one of a kind, he’s completely unique in every single way,” said Tandy Palmer. That’s because her son Angus looks and acts like a special needs toddler—but is actually 13 years old.

Tandy came out with her story on the “This Morning” show in the UK, and it left the hearts of millions of people melting with love.

Angus suffers from a chromosomal disorder that will leave him looking like a toddler for the rest of his life—though he is now a teenager, you would never know by looking, as the disorder stopped him from physically aging at the age of 3.

“It’s not just Down syndrome, there are a lot of children with ‘personal’ syndromes, and they fight a lot of challenges because people don’t recognize them,” she said.

In her interview with Rylan Clark-Neal and Sarah Green, Angus’ mother explained her daily life with her son.

She thought that her second child had a problem from when she was pregnant with him in 2004.  “He did not move at all, and I kept going to the hospital to say something is not quite right,” she said. “And his older brother was like a footballer moving inside me.”

Doctors did not find anything wrong with him, and dismissed her concerns. It wasn’t until after he was  born and failed to respond accordingly to some tests that he was taken to special care. But then he was released after a little over two weeks. The doctors were not certain anything was wrong, but they had suspicions.

After going home, the doctors took them to one of the hospitals in Manchester where they did some genetic tests on Angus. They informed Tandy about a chromosomal abnormality that they found by accident, three weeks later after doing the tests. The doctors did not find anyone with a similar condition, so they had uncertainties about the future of Angus. Since then, the teenager has been to numerous operations to help him overcome various health conditions and also takes 250 doses of medicine every week.

Angus is a happy toddler besides his condition.

He cannot talk, but he can communicate using a few hand signals known to most people around him. The boy usually sticks out his thumb and index finger when he is happy, and you can see him do that several times during the interview. He also points to the places where he wants to go although he can get around in a wheelchair.

“Angus is never going to live an independent life, he will always be dependent on me,” Tandy added. She shows the highest level of love when she looks at her son and says “we’ll sort of work it out and get along.”

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  • Kuprece

    2017-11-01 #1 Author

    This is crazy and he is so cute


  • Bongiwe Stellar Shabangu

    2017-11-01 #2 Author

    I am glad his mom is by his side through it all and taking it very well which shows that she accepted her child’s condition.


  • keirra

    2017-11-01 #3 Author

    This Is A Very Emotional Situation That This Child Is Trapped In


  • Tammara

    2017-11-01 #4 Author

    Hes a tough & beautiful boy!❤️


  • Jada

    2017-11-01 #5 Author

    Woooow This Is extremely weird, This is the first time I’ve seen anything like this.


  • Leilani Hobkirk

    2017-11-01 #6 Author

    Such a beautiful strong boy!


  • Tiara

    2017-11-01 #7 Author

    Oh my this is heart breaking i can only imagine hiw this little boy feels and i prsy for his mother and him God bless this little angel


  • Bankssbankss98

    2017-11-01 #8 Author

    Woow that’s crazy


  • Debra

    2017-11-01 #9 Author

    Beautiful babies I love the babies


  • Tiarah Dawkins

    2017-11-02 #10 Author

    Wow….. omg !!


  • Kiara

    2017-11-02 #11 Author

    I think this is sad, he will never experience life for what It really is!


  • Arianna

    2017-11-02 #12 Author

    Wow very interesting article


  • Nay

    2017-11-02 #13 Author

    I never seen anything like this wow


  • Laniece Wiliams

    2017-11-02 #14 Author

    He’s so small though omg


  • Aliya Walston

    2017-11-02 #15 Author

    Wow, beautiful story!


  • Tylesha

    2017-11-02 #16 Author

    Oh my goodness God bless this child w


  • Rae

    2017-11-02 #17 Author

    This is so sad , how does this happen ? Didn’t know it could .. it could be a blessing tho


  • De’Erica Ingram

    2017-11-02 #18 Author

    This is so touching…❤ I love it!


  • Ashley Alejos

    2017-11-02 #19 Author

    I have never seen something like this before. This article is interesting. God bless this boy and his family


  • Jala

    2017-11-02 #20 Author

    Wow that’s amazing


  • Ashley Monae

    2017-11-03 #21 Author

    This is so sad , yet so uplifting! He still shows excitement after everything he has to go through


  • Mariah Jones

    2017-11-03 #22 Author

    Wow that is crazy


  • Jamesha

    2017-11-03 #23 Author

    Wow that’s a sad story my babies had a rare disorder 😢 they passed away tho


  • Amanda Breese

    2017-11-03 #24 Author

    This article hits home for me as a special education teacher. I teach children with multiple disabilities. I have a little girl with a chromosome abnormality who is medically fragile. I truly believe in the importance and power of supportive parents.It is so important to not be hung up on the disability but focus on the abilities of your child and their individuality. Tandy knows she will need to care for her child for his entire life but that doesn’t discourage her- it makes her a crusader for her son and other children with disabilities.


  • Kiamber

    2017-11-03 #25 Author

    I don’t think I’m ready for my baby girl to be a teen yet I’m goin to enjoy her while shes a baby.


  • Lezhauria Williams

    2017-11-03 #26 Author

    That’s really intriguing!!!


  • Sharnice

    2017-11-03 #27 Author

    Amazing 😇 god is good


  • Kiesha

    2017-11-03 #28 Author

    He’s still a normal child no matter what… He’s unique.


  • Haley Finnerty

    2017-11-03 #29 Author

    Wow such a crazy story.. prayers to the family


  • Ronesha

    2017-11-04 #30 Author

    How can they tell how old he is ? Saying a 13 year old in a toddler body .. why can’t he be yongee


  • Diamond

    2017-11-04 #31 Author

    I really love this video


  • Tajanae

    2017-11-04 #32 Author

    Wow He Is A Cute Adorable Baby


  • Nana

    2017-11-04 #33 Author

    He is a very strong little boy I love it


  • Kiara

    2017-11-04 #34 Author

    He is so strong for never giving up! Thank goodness he has someone like his mom to be by his side!


  • Victoria Nettles

    2017-11-04 #35 Author

    God bless him…. he’s so handsome


  • Takeela

    2017-11-04 #36 Author

    Wow! This is amazing.


  • Cac

    2017-11-07 #37 Author

    God bless him , he is a miracle


  • Owrshalim Gundi

    2017-11-07 #38 Author

    He’s such an adorable unique boy😍😇


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