October is dwarfism awareness month

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- October is dwarfism awarness month and organizations across the country, including Kansas City are hoping to raise awareness and debunk a lot of misconceptions.

Some facts:

  • People with dwarfism are usually no taller than four foot, ten inches.
  • Eighty percent of little people are born to average-sized parents with no history of dwarfism in their families
  • In the dwarfism community, the word 'average' is used instead of the word 'normal.'
  • Dwarfism is not a disease and does not require a cure.  Most people with dwarfism live a long and prosperous life.


Zachary Aubuchon, a student at Grain Valley South Middle School and Nicky Cruise, a nurse practitioner, appeared on Monday's FOX 4 Morning Show to talk about some of the misconceptions and the challenges that they must face daily.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Emanual bryant

    Zach and I are very good friends in fact I went to his house this weekend, i am also a student to gvsm. He is a very brave confident kid and is well respected in grain valley. Despite his problem he is to be treated as any other normal person. He is such a great friend and I am very proud of him for speaking out for the others like him. – Emanual Bryant

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.