Diving into next phase
CLAIRE McCulloch is like any other 11-year-old who loves sport.
She is in the pool most mornings training for swimming before hitting the basketball court in the afternoon.
But two years ago, the now 11-year-old was undergoing major surgery to remove her pituitary gland after she was diagnosed with a gigantism – a rare condition that causes abnormal growth in children.
Claire hit her current 1.6m height when she was just seven, but her growth has been halted for the past two years.
She will now head into the next phase of her treatment that will allow her to continue to grow.
The surgery has changed Claire’s life in many ways and the youngster has maintained a great outlook on life.
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