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Old 03-23-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default DOES GARY COLEMAN HAVE SOME KIND OF "AGE" DISEASE?

SO I'M HERE ARGUING WITH MY DEAR FRIEND, RICHARD, WHO TOLD ME THAT HE HEARD YEARS AGO THAT GARY COLEMAN HAS SOME SORT OF DISEASE THAT MAKES HIM LOOK YOUNG. FURTHERMORE, HE WAS REALLY THE OLDEST OF THE THREE "KIDS", STATING GARY WAS LIKE 35 OR SOMETHING.

I'M SORRY IF THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY LISTED IN A FORUM. I TRIED TO READ THROUGH MANY, BUT DIDN'T SEE IT.

SO, DO I OWE MY FRIEND AN APOLOGY, OR CAN I STILL CALL HIM CRAZY?
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he has suffered from kidney disease which interfered with his growth. He has suffered from this since he was a child. Yes, he is old.
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Call him crazy.

First off, Coleman has had kidney problems in his life, not an anti-aging disease. (Which I seriously doubt even exists.)

Secondly, have you seen Coleman lately? He looks horrible.
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Call him crazy.

First off, Coleman has had kidney problems in his life, not an anti-aging disease. (Which I seriously doubt even exists.)

Secondly, have you seen Coleman lately? He looks horrible.
Coleman not only looks like an ugly old a--, he behaves like an a--. He is just an a--.

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YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP! OK, THEN. I GUESS I KNOW MY ANSWER. THANKU VERY MUCH. OH, RICHARD.....
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:54 PM   #7
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He was 10 when Diff'rent Strokes began. Nephritis (a form of kidney disease) greatly affected his growth, and apparently gave him those chubby cheeks you usually only see in infants. He has had two kidney transplants in his life, and stands only 4-foot-8.

I saw him in person at a convention in LA about five years ago, he would have been in his early 30s. He looks relatively normal now, just incredibly short. Despite the millions he made as a kid, he filed for bankruptcy a few years ago.
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He most certainly did have kidney disease.... He was a role model for me when I was growing up because I have kidney disease myself. I was also short in stature and had chubby cheeks. I forgot what causes the short stature but the chubby cheeks could have been from predisone, a medicine that a lot of kidney patients take after they have had a transplant. It's an anti-rejection medication that many Dr's use that can cause increased appetite and fullness of the face (ie. chubby cheeks).

After I started taking prednisone my face turned very puffy looking like I had walnuts in my cheeks!

So...there may be a connection between the the fact that he (and I) were short and kidney disease, but I'm not quite sure what it is. BTW, I have grown in the last couple years - I am now 5 feet/7 in. tall. I used growth hormone to increase my height.
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I've always thought he was normal. Just short.
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Todd Bridges was three years older, I believe.
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Todd Bridges was born on May 27, 1965
Gary Coleman was born on February 8, 1968
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Interesting, Wills always looked 10 years older
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Kidney disease or not people are mistaking him for a midgit
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Not anybody that's followed his career since Different Strokes.
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yeah, as a matter of fact Gary does have an "age disease"...the jerk WON'T GROW UP. Immature punk.

He is so bitter and sarcastic. He should be thankful for what blessings he was bestowed with.
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