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Family of Abilene teen with rare form of dwarfism seeking funeral donations

Brenden Baker died late Monday morning at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where he had been at for the past two weeks. He was just 15 years old.

ABILENE, Texas -- The family of 15-year-old Brenden Baker, the teen born with a rare form of dwarfism, is asking for funeral donations.

Brenden died late Monday morning after being at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for two weeks.

If you’d like to donate, they’re asking for donations to go to Elmwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park. It’s located on 5750 US Highway 277 South, Abilene, TX 79606. The telephone number is (325) 692-0655.

If you want to make a donation of less than $25, the funeral home is asking for people to visit them in person.

Funeral arrangements will be announced.

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ABILENE, Texas — An Abilene teenager born with a rare form of dwarfism and a big heart has passed away.

Brenden Baker died late Monday morning at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where he had been at for the past two weeks. He was just 15 years old.

“It is with a heavy heart that we are letting you know Brenden passed away late this morning,” said his mom, Kim Bachmann Baker. “Please know that he went peacefully and was in no pain.”

Brenden was born on December 31, 2002 with Desbuquois syndrome and was one of only 32 people in the world to be diagnosed with it.

He grew to be only 27-and-a-quarter inches tall and weighed just 24 pounds.

In 2013, Brenden became a viral sensation when a video of him performing with the Fly Dance Company from Houston was shared nearly 140,000 times on Facebook.

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