A man who didn't go through puberty until the age of 20 due to a rare condition said it's a 'dream come true' he is now set to become a first-time dad.
Jared Gale, 38, spent years perplexed as to why his body wasn't developing as it should be - leaving him still looking like a 10-year-old at the age of 18 - before he was diagnosed with Kallmann Syndrome.
The electronic store manager was bullied for years because he was smaller and weaker than other children and still had no facial hair and a high voice until his late teens.
But after nine months of receiving hormone therapy and years of trying for a baby, Jared and wife of 15 years Jessica are now expecting twins this summer and couldn't be happier.
Jared Gale, pictured (left) aged 17 and (right) aged 16, was always confused as to why his friends seemed to be aging and he still had a baby face. Finally at the age of 21, he was diagnosed with Kallmann Syndrome and put on hormone therapy
Now 38, he has been receiving hormone therapy for nine months. After years of trying for a baby, Jared and wife of 15 years Jessica are now expecting twins this summer and couldn't be happier
Jared, from Payson, Utah, said: 'Finding out that Jessica was pregnant was the best thing ever, it was a miracle.
'We're so ready, I feel like the last 15 years have been building up to this moment.
'It's only early days yet but we couldn't be happier.'
Jared was bullied at high school because he always looked younger than his peers and would avoid PE because of awkward changing room situations.
But while he wondered 'what was wrong with him', he never realised his delayed puberty was due to a medical cause.
Jared was finally diagnosed with Kallman Syndrome in 2001 after a chance visit to the doctor, who asked him to sniff a cup of coffee.
The condition means that sufferers have low levels of testosterone and also have a reduced sense of taste and smell.
Jared said: 'I always knew that something was wrong with me. When I was in high school and was 16 I still looked like I was 10.
Jared (pictured when he was 15 in 1995) said he always knew something was wrong with him
When he was a young boy growing up in Utah (pictured, left, aged three, and, right, aged eight), nothing seemed different, Jared said
'I got bullied a lot because I was a small kid.
'I wondered what was wrong with me, but I was always told that I was going to be a late bloomer.
'Every day I got bullied by somebody, it