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This 9-month-old baby is actually a 30-yr-old woman

35-yr-old woman suffers from rare disorder that keeps her looking like a 9-month-old baby.

Maria Audete do Nascimento

Maria who is based in Brazil is believed to have suffered from a rare and severe case of hypothyroidism at birth, which created a significant deficiency of thyroid hormones, Bored Panda reports.

According to the reports, at nine-month-old, the autoimmune disease stopped Maria from developing physically, mentally and cognitively.

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The situation is reportedly made worse by the fact that her condition could have been treated or at least managed at the time.

Maria lives with her father and step-mother, Dora in a mud house in Ceara, Brazil. Her biological mother died about 13 years ago.

As frustrating and discouraging as the circumstances really are, ,Maria has gotten all the love she deserves. Dora has cared for Maria since she married her father and believes caring for Maria is her life's calling.

According to Dora, Maria is a gift from God to her and she is a beautiful message sent to her step-daughter, who needs all the care and support she can possibly get.

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Thankfully, the University of Ceara Facility of Medicine has agreed to provide free treatment for Maria, which will help her speak and walk.

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