Could an 8-Year-Old who Never Ages Reveal ‘Biological Immortality’?

Ed Park, MD News 0 Comments

A recent TLC Documentary titled, “40-Year old Child: A New Case” features Gabby Williams, who lives with a mysterious medical condition that prevents her from growing and aging.

She is almost nine years old, but her body is that of a newborn baby. Her condition is so rare, it has no name. It has only been seen in a handful of patients around the world. Two years ago her family embarked on a journey to find out why her daughter wasn’t growing.  According to the documentary, state of the art medical testing failed to provide doctors with a diagnosis. Now, new cases have emerged that could shed light on this unusual syndrome:

  • A 29-year-old Florida man had the body of a 10-year old
  • A 31-year-old Brazilian woman with the body of a 2-year old.
  • A 16-year old who is the size of a toddler. [Link]

According to medical researcher, Richard F Walker, “The rate of change in the body slows and is negligible.” In one of the girls, he found damage to one of the genes that causes developmental inertia (physiological change). He postulates, “If we could identify the gene and then at young adulthood we could silence the expression of developmental inertia, find an off-switch, when you do that, there is perfect homeostasis and you are biologically immortal.”  Here is a link to the 40 minute documentary

By contrast, in Telomere Timebombs (Chapter 7, Aging Fast, Slow or Not at All),  I discuss how aging is a very abstract concept, just like truth and beauty.  I also discuss how aging slowly isn’t magic, but rather maintenance.   An example I give is Irv Gordon’s beloved 1966 Volvo P1800.  Mr. Gordon has cared for his Volvo since purchasing it in 1966, and has driven it nearly 3 million miles!  So how old is the car?  40-something? 3-million miles old?  -Or is it brand new because it has brand-new replacement parts?  Some say that we humans don’t have the same cells we had seven years ago.  I don’t know about that, but I literally bet my life that if you keep telomeres from eroding, you would age a lot slower.

7.1 Irv_gordon_v2_rgb_BLOGIrv Gordon in his “brand new” 3-million mile 1966 Volvo P1800


Ed Park, MD
Follow me

Ed Park, MD

I graduated from Harvard with honors in Biological Anthropology prior to earning my Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.

In 2007, I became the nineteenth patient to sign up for the use of a herbally-extracted telomerase activator.

The results were so positive that I founded Recharge Biomedical Clinic in 2008 and have since become the leading medical expert in this exciting new field of regenerative medicine treating over 1,300 patients with this exciting new telomerase activation medicine.

I won two Houston Film Festival Awards for my screenplays about Hypatia of Alexandria and Ed Brown of Kentucky.

In 2010 I wrote and self-published a Sci-Fi Graphic Novel called MAXIMUM LIFESPAN

In 2013, I wrote and published "Telomere Timebombs; Defusing the Terror of Aging"

My websites are: (where you can learn about my RECHARGE adaptogenic supplement) and

You can sign up for my weekly blogs on this page and subscribe to my YouTube videos at
Ed Park, MD
Follow me

Facebook Comments (0)

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *