Condition: Pericentric Inverted 12th Chromosome
City, State: Ellensburg, WA
Club: Mercer Creek Youth Group Sparrow Club Service Hours:
Date Adopted: 11/04/2013
Brenden is an 18-year-old student at Ellensburg High School who has an over-growth syndrome which has caused him to grow to 7’ 7” tall. This is caused by a chromosome disorder. He is the only known person in the world who has this syndrome. Brenden is considered “The Tallest Teenager in the World.” There are several stories about Brenden from various news stories and publications on the Internet.
Brenden is well known and loved in Ellensburg for his kind and caring heart. He says he is like anyone else, just very tall. Brenden has a passion for cars and anything to do with cars. Since 2008 there has been a car show in mid-September in honor of his birthday put on by some folks who have a lot of admiration and respect for Brenden along with compassion for the physical challenges he faces every day. He is well known for his positive and appreciative attitude that inspires his peers as well as adults that get to know him.
Brenden has mobility challenges and would appreciate help with money for the purchase of a new scooter which his insurance may not cover. This scooter would make it easier for him to get around in his environment since it is very difficult for him to walk due to joint pain and heart problems. Brenden and his family also need help with the cost of custom-made jeans and sweat pants. Brenden anticipates a financial need with living expenses in the near future as he pursues possible future educational opportunities that may be available to him after he graduates from high school in 2014.