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Dwarfism Post # 21

Did you know 80% of people born with dwarfism have average height parents? There is an array of emotions that parents experience upon the moments their child is diagnosed with dwarfism. LPA strives to provide resources locally and nationally to … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 20

There is a quote that says “Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” Growing up I spent a lot of time in hospitals or dealing with doctors. My mom, aunt and I … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 19

LPs are often aware of the stares, the chuckles, or the ever often camera snap. Disability culture is filled with curiosity, we understand that, though it’s how you react to those curiosities that truly matters. If your instinct is to … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 18

A year ago today my story made it to the front page of our county paper. A lot of people around town know who I am because I don’t change a whole lot. They see me at the stores or … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 17

I have 13 nieces and nephews. Usually around the age of 5 when they start to realize they are growing taller than I am- that is when I get the questions. That’s when they ask “Why don’t you grow taller?” … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 16

Dwarfism occurs in approximately 1 in every 10,000 births. Dwarfism does not discriminate, happening across all cultures and race. There are tens of thousands of individuals with dwarfism living in the US. So when you walk up to the next … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 15

My surgeries started at age 7 months and have been consistent throughout my life. Every time I would start to think I was done with surgeries I would have more to deal with. So when I’m not dealing with surgeries … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 14

I started writing my blog 7 years ago. It was seven years ago that I found a doctor willing to study my dwarfism and I knew I had to start writing. I was tired of going to google to research … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 13

My parents raised me to believe I could do anything. I ran around the farm with my siblings and would do everything they did. I was raised to be just like all the other kids. My mom told me that … Continue reading

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Dwarfism Post # 12

 There are an estimated 30,000 people in the United States and 651,000 internationally with a type of dwarfism. For Saul Wilson Syndrome there are 9 people in the US and there are 7 people from other countries. I have only … Continue reading

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