Paisley is 16-months-old and she’s finally smiled for the first time. It wasn’t because she was a particularly cranky baby, instead, it was because she was born with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, which causes overgrown organs or body parts.
She is one of the 300 newborns a year who are born with the syndrome and for Paisley, that meant her tongue was twice the size of her mouth. It’s size left doctors worried she would suffocate.
“Her tongue was constantly sticking out, she was always chewing on her tongue because it took up so much room in her mouth,” her 21-year-old mother, Madison, says. “It always looked like she was making silly faces.”
It’s taken two surgeries, but now Paisley can close her mouth and yes, even smile.
Source: New York Post