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What 10-year-old Jason from the UK, who became the "world's tallest child" due to a rare growth abnormality, looks like today. Photo

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Jason is "the tallest child in the world". Source: Screenshot of the video

Jason is a 10-year-old boy from the United Kingdom who is 6 feet tall. Because of his gigantism, a rare condition that results from a small growth on the pituitary gland that causes a constant release of growth hormone, he has become the "world's tallest child."

This feature gives the boy certain advantages, such as being more skillful in football, because he can lift his leg higher than his peers. However, he has to face constant "stares" from passers-by and "condemnation" from other parents every day, MailOnline reports.

What 10-year-old Jason from the UK, who became the ''world's tallest child'' due to a rare growth abnormality, looks like today. Photo

In an interview with truly, Jason said that he is not ashamed of his height despite the fact that he is listed in the Guinness Book of Records: "I like it, I'm proud to be the tallest child in the world."

Due to a rare pathology, the boy eats more than the average adult, so he weighs about 136 kilograms. His mother, Mandy, said that she tries to control her son's diet so as not to emphasize the problematic aspects.

What 10-year-old Jason from the UK, who became the ''world's tallest child'' due to a rare growth abnormality, looks like today. Photo

The constant release of growth hormone is taking a toll on Jason's overall health.

"His health has definitely deteriorated over time. With gigantism, you grow not only externally but also internally, so all your organs will start to grow, your liver, your heart," Mandy said.

Most people with this pathology live only until the age of 40. Nevertheless, the boy's mother hopes that when her son turns 13-14 years old, they will be able to perform a surgery during which doctors will remove the growth on the pituitary gland.

What 10-year-old Jason from the UK, who became the ''world's tallest child'' due to a rare growth abnormality, looks like today. Photo

"In gigantism, excessive amounts of growth hormone accelerate the growth of muscles, bones, and connective tissue. This leads to abnormally increased height as well as certain soft tissue changes. If left untreated or unchecked, some people with gigantism grow over two meters in height," the Cleveland Clinic doctors said.

What 10-year-old Jason from the UK, who became the ''world's tallest child'' due to a rare growth abnormality, looks like today. Photo

Jason's friends call him a "gentle giant" because the boy has a very kind and calm disposition, "He seems very humble, and I don't think he even thinks about the fact that he is much bigger than everyone else. He's just a normal kid in a different body."

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