The Truth About Maddie Brown From 'Sister Wives'

The Truth About Maddie Brown From 'Sister Wives'


In October 2019, Sister Wives' Maddie Brown gave an exclusive interview to People to reveal that her newborn daughter had been diagnosed with fibular aplasia, tibial campomelia and oligosyndactyly (FATCO) syndrome, "an extremely rare genetic disorder that affects bone formation in utero."

As the TLC star explained, the doctor examined daughter Evangalynn for an extended period of time after the birth, causing Maddie Brown to be "[stressed] out the whole time." After more than two hours, the doctor broke the news. "That's when he told me, 'I can't find all 10 fingers,'" she said. "There were lots of emotions, but I was also relieved because there could have been a whole lot more wrong."

Maddie Brown revealed her daughter was missing a thumb and a toe. Additionally, one leg was missing a fibula (a.k.a. the calf bone), while her tibia (shinbone) was bowed. Two of the newborn's fingers were also fused together. "We were shocked. I was just sitting there trying to comprehend what's going on, having just had a baby as they are bringing in all these specialists. I was freaking out," she admitted, adding, "There's still a lot of unknowns, which is hard."

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