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Jul.14.2010
FinerMinds Blog
The Pain of Dwarfism Becomes a Catapult to Joy Running circles around my childhood were words like midget, shrimpy, freak. The doctors threw in a few more: deformed, abnormal, birth DEFECT. Born under the microscope of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (dwarfism,) I quickly found myself feeling lost and broken. There were bullies, medical studies and surgeries. But my...
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Jul.14.2010
Huffington Post
Got Joy?   Born with two strikes against me, dwarfism plus degenerative arthritis, I was hardly expected to reach the heights of happiness, right? “You’ve been shortchanged,” the world silently chanted. “I’m not good enough!” I screamed at the gods. Doctors wrote across the clipboards of my childhood: abnormal, deformed, defective. Everyday stares and taunting...