Emily Dover a five-year-old girl from New South Wales, Australia has a rare condition that has caused her body to develop at an unusual rate. Emily suffers from Addison’s Disease, an adrenal gland disorder that affects hormonal development. She grew breasts at the age of two and started having her periods at the age of four. In addition, she weighs 44kg and is therefore b****** at school for her large size.
To treat her condition, doctors have prescribed monthly injections to trigger a very early menopause. She therefore experiences the same symptoms that are normally associated with women in their 50s. Emily pictured with her parents. Photo: Facebook/Tam Dover In an interview, Emily’s parents said they noticed the unusual symptoms when she was just a toddler. Her mom Tam said:
“She hasn’t even had a chance to be a little girl.” She said they try as much as possible to ensure that Emily has a normal childhood. They have set up an online fundraising page to help with treatment costs.