At 19, Brown is 7 feet 8 inches tall, and is currently growing an average of six inches per year, according to WJBK. Brown wears size 28 shoes and his 8-foot bed was custom-built.
Brown has Sotos syndrome, a genetic condition. By the time he was 5 years old, he was already over 5 feet tall. In addition to abnormal growth, Brown also suffers from heart strain, spinal deformities, learning and behavior disorders. While he experiences chronic pain, he is unable to take painkillers, because he was born with only one kidney.