DLA to PIP – a Dwarf’s perspective

About a month ago I received the decision from the DWP regarding my PIP award. I had received an indefinite award for the higher rate mobility over 10 years ago, but due to the changes in this particular benefit and the Government’s insistence that everyone, regardless of how long someone was awarded DLA, must be reassessed. […]

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Baby Born With Double Dwarfism In The UK

Baby, Nathan Phillips, was born with two types of dwarfism inherited from both parents.  I remember reading about Nathan in the paper and thinking what’s this double dwarfism about and being pretty amazed by the story. I’ve never heard of this being possible! You might remember Nathan’s Mum, Laura from the Channel4 programme ‘Seven Dwarves’ […]

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Dwarfism Awareness Month October 2014

Photo from LPA website – http://www.lpaonline.org/dwarfism-awareness-ambassador-program October is Dwarfism Awareness Month this October. Started in 2009 by the Little People of America (LPA) to help raise awareness of the medical and social issues surrounding restricted growth. You can find out more about the campaign at the website of the LPA and over here at the

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The Guardian – Let’s Talk About Disability Series

Talking About Disability The wonderful and frank ‘Talking about disability’ series on The Guardian website.  Disability campaigner Nicola Clark chats with Warwick Davis, Baroness Tanni Gray-Thompson and Sally Bercow about their experiences of disability. From the dwarf perspective, I love Warwick’s recounting his P.E. frustrations at school, something I gladly left behind at a young […]

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Guardian Article: Would dwarfism stop me becoming the best mum I could be?

I found this inspiring article written by Michelle Harris on the Guardian website today and wanted to share it with you dear readers.  Wonderfully written, it tells the journey of Michelle and early motherhood.   Being a woman, I could completely identify with her worries, concerns and fears about bearing a child and how we would […]

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