October is dwarfism awareness month

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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.

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  • 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

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