Too Tall To Go To School!

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At 6-ft 9-inches tall, 14-year-old teen Elisany Silva, certainly stands out high above the rest of her family and friends - Not surprising, given that she is currently one of the tallest teenagers in the world!

In fact, the Brazilian, whose growth spurt started after she turned 11, is so tall, that she has stopped going to school because she simply can't fit inside the bus! She even has trouble fitting in her own house where is always bumping her head against the wooden roof.

Doctors believe that she is suffering from a rare disease called gigantism, which occurs when the body produces excessive amounts of growth hormones. If left untreated, the condition could cause health problems.

However, Elisany's family who lives in the state of Para, is too poor to get her tested to get an accurate diagnoses and the teen herself doesn't seem too worried. Instead, she is busy pursuing her dream to become a fashion model. Rumor has it that she has already lined up her first contract on the runway at a bridal show in Belem, Brazil. We sure hope she does well!

Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk,myfoxla.com, allvoices.com

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  • Glittergirl101Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:29 pm
    I'm only 5ft. 8in. and I'm only in 6th grade
    • 11037
      11037Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:36 pm
      I am around 5 feet tall, pretty tall for a fourth grader, so I kinda know how she feels. I hope she isn't ashamed and just keeps her head high and doesn't listen to the haters.
      • 154usTuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm
        lol. im like 5'4-5'5 and i feel waaaay intimidated. but they should atleast do a findraiser. even though this artical was published about 6 years ago
        • joshie
          joshieMonday, February 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm
          Come on! ^ feet 9 inches. They need to start a fundraiser
          • hockey04
            hockey04Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm
            I'm like 4'10 She is so big and it's so sad that when someone is TOO tall they have to have surgery.
            • 4garden
              4gardenMonday, February 22, 2016 at 7:40 am
              I hope she isn't ashamed that she is way taller than everyone else.
              • nuclear_apples
                nuclear_applesWednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:36 am
                hopefully not that would be kinda sad even though this was made like 6 years ago i hope she pursues her dream
              • audrey101
                audrey101Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                she is a giant. i think that they should start a fundraiser for her also for the surgery or to start her modeling career
                • kaliforniagurl7
                  kaliforniagurl7Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm
                  They should start a fundraiser for her. Either for her to get surgery, or to start her modeling career. Which do you guys think?
                  • nnnnWednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm
                    wow
                    • socute
                      socuteWednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:59 am
                      she is huge