Custom made chair is the gift of relief for former world's tallest teen

Posted: 8:32 AM, Jun 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 12:32:57Z

A Michigan Center man who once held the title as the world's tallest male teen" is relaxing in a new custom-made chair.

FOX 47's Cryss Walker shares his story.

Broc Brown and his family says they are so grateful for his new chair because he suffers from a genetic disorder that is not only the cause behind his height but also the source of his muscle aches and discomfort.

They say this donation is more than just a chair but also a token of relief.

“It's so nice to see him comfortable”, said Brown’s Aunt Stacy Snyder.

“Usually when he sits down his knees are up into his chest.

Brown says he broke about seven chairs in the last year and he thinks this one will stand the test of time.

“I belong in this chair, this one is more like sturdy”, Brown added.

Last week the 21-year-old received a special delivery, a five-foot chair that sits up like a throne to help him relax his 500 pound frame.

“Lippert Components out of Goshen, Indiana made the chair for him”, said Snyder.

“I had received a message on Facebook from Bill Snodgrass and he's a representative from the company and he asked if they could make Broc a chair”, Snyder told News 10.

A chair Brown's aunt says will take the pressure off his knees to alleviate the pain he feels from a rare genetic disorder.

“Broc is 7’8 and he has what's called Sotos Syndrome, Cerebral Giantism and he has always grown excessively”, Snyder explained.

Brown says he's happy he can finally sit and place his size 28 feet on the floor without feeling discomfort, a small pleasure that his family says means so much.

“So just seeing this and seeing the look on his face was priceless”, said Snyder.

“I would have paid a million dollars for that chair had I known that it would make him that happy”, Brown’s aunt said with excitement.

Sotos Syndrome is rare disorder that only affects one in 15,000 people.