Thursday, December 6, 2012

#323 World's Tallest Woman Dies

The world's tallest woman died yesterday in China.  She was 7 feet, 7 inches tall.  It is reported she suffered from gigantism, with a tumor on her pituitary gland disrupting her levels of growth hormone. 

My blog tends to focus on the humorous aspects of life, but there is a serious and not-so-fun side to excessive height.  It is sad to hear that people have these serious issues and that their height has had a negative impact on their lives.  I pray that anyone else with this medical condition can get help so they can live as normal as life as possible.  And let's remind ourselves when we see someone who has some type of physical issue to not make a spectacle of them.  Make a point to treat them like you would like to be treated. 


  1. Despite all her health problems, in all pics she was always smiling. R.I.P.

  2. So sad. Every once and awhile there are positive stories. A few years ago there were stories about a very tall Brazilian teen who could no longer go to school and also had very severe migraines from the brain tumor that produced her growth. The publicity got her a successful operation as well as a better life for her and her family. It looked like there was too much almost exploitive publicity, but things did seem to work out.