Dwarfism

Type: Keyphrase
Name: Dwarfism
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Why doesn't Mackenzee Wittke age?

4 mins ago in Health.Mackenzee Wittke is a girl who stays young from year to year. In fact her body changes very little in any way. This case is drawing worldwide interest from scientists and the media since her condition stands out even among similar ... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Hotel in Tunisia Won’t Accept Child With Dwarfism, She Would be a “Burden”

ternationalIn another case of discrimination against people with disabilities, a three-year-old girl with a dwarfism condition was recently turned away from a holiday hotel children’s club as her family looked to vacation there.Eva Moissard suffers from ... [Published LifeNews.com - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Small breeds, big taste: Bemboka’s dwarf tomato project

NEW varieties of dwarf tomato are being bred in Bemboka. NEW varieties of dwarf tomato are being bred in Bemboka. Patrina Nuske-Small is the co-founder of the Dwarf Tomato Project and has been breeding the new tomatoes.They are ‘dwarfs’ in plant size ... [Published Bega District News - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Dwarfism has many causes, but condition is still rare

Each year, Little People of America – a nonprofit providing support and information – holds a national conference that allows people of short stature from all over the world to come together. This year’s event will be held in July in San Diego, where ... [Published U-T San Diego - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Anything’s possible, think big - advises teen with Dwarfism

DO whatever you want in life, nothing can stop you.That's what Bailey Connor's parents told him when he was growing up.And being diagnosed with Achondroplasia, more commonly known as Dwarfism, when he was four weeks old hasn't stopped him following their ... [Published Byron Shire News - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Be Brave

EBENSBURG, CAMBRIA COUNTY--- A Cambria County woman who endured an excruciating procedure is hoping to bring comfort to kids who will go through the same thing; it’s called For Limb Lengthening .‘Growing up I knew I was shorter than the other kids,” said ... [Published WTAJ-TV - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Culture Report: A Farewell to the Ché Café

The 34-year-old student-run arts and music venue known as the Ché Café has the fierce support of its loyal fans, who are fighting hard to keep the UC San Diego institution alive.The venue was served a 30-day notice of eviction on June 13 by UC San Diego ... [Published Voice of San Diego - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure

Chandler Crews sat on a bench outside of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore one recent day, put her feet on the ground and grinned.Sitting this way was impossible for the 20-year-old from Arkansas just a few years ago because she was born with achondroplasia, ... [Published Pocono Record - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cambria Co. woman raising awareness about rare genetic disorder

, 06:36 PM EDTBy: Maria MillerEBENSBURG, Pa. -- A Cambria County woman is on a mission to raise money and awareness for a rare disability that impacts her height. At 5 feet 2 inches tall she's much taller today than she was a little more than 10 years ... [Published WJAC TV - Jun 18 2014]
First reported May 17 2014 - Updated May 17 2014 - 1 reports

School to complete 72-mile circuit of 42 Lake District peaks...27,000ft of climb in 24 hours

STAFF, pupils, governors and parents from Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, are this weekend taking part in a 'Bob Graham Round' relay to raise money for two charities.They plan to complete the 72-mile circuit of 42 of the Lake District’s highest ... [Published Westmorland Gazette - May 17 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

'Silicon Valley' Episode 3 Recap: Stupid Name, Smart Satire

What's in a name? A lot of drama, apparently. The bulk of Silicon Valley's third episode, "Articles of Incorporation," follows ever-awkward protagonist Richard (Thomas Middleditch) in his dogged pursuit to make "Pied Piper" the official name ... [Published Mashable! - Apr 21 2014]

Quotes

"As long as you've got the drive and passion to do something, you can dodo it."
"There are no words to describe the pain, but again you know you have to keep reminding yourself that it will get better its only a short period time- 3 years of your life compared the rest of it,” said Russell."
...She launched a group called L E A D , or Limb Extension Awareness for Dwarfism, that "invites all to openly discuss the concept of limb lengthening without disparagement and negativity."
...To those she says, "If God did not want you to better your life, he wouldn't have given doctors the knowledge and ability to improve peoples' lives in ways unimaginable."

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Why doesn't Mackenzee Wittke age? [Published Digital Journal - Jul 21 2014]
Hotel in Tunisia Won’t Accept Child With Dwarfi... [Published LifeNews.com - Jul 16 2014]
Small breeds, big taste: Bemboka’s dwarf tomato... [Published Bega District News - Jul 03 2014]
Dwarfism has many causes, but condition is stil... [Published U-T San Diego - Jul 02 2014]
Anything’s possible, think big - advises teen w... [Published Byron Shire News - Jun 27 2014]
Be Brave [Published WTAJ-TV - Jun 26 2014]
Culture Report: A Farewell to the Ché Café [Published Voice of San Diego - Jun 25 2014]
Doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure [Published Pocono Record - Jun 19 2014]
Cambria Co. woman raising awareness about rare ... [Published WJAC TV - Jun 18 2014]
School to complete 72-mile circuit of 42 Lake D... [Published Westmorland Gazette - May 17 2014]
'Silicon Valley' Episode 3 Recap: Stupid Name, ... [Published Mashable! - Apr 21 2014]
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