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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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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Programme Review: Channel 4 – Seven Dwarves – 13th September 11

Ok, so I haven’t been a great fan of the title of Channel 4’s Seven Dwarves, however tonight’s episode has been exceptionally good.  This week following, Laura Whitfield from Sunderland and her poignant story of having lost her mum and her problems growing up and the obstacles that she’s overcome to turn her life around. […]

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Programme Review: Small Teen, Bigger World

Over the last month, I’ve laughed, cried and at times felt uncomfortable as Jasmine and her Mum, Bev have allowed us a glimpse into their world. Bev provides a wonderful lightness to the somewhat heavy subjects handled throughout the documentary series.  Remembered my own shock of failing my first driving test after always seeming to […]

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I’m Not Jasmine Or Bev Burkitt!

Wow!  Lots of comments and emails over the last 24 hours with the end of the airing of Small Teen, Bigger World on BBC 3 last night. While it is heartening to see so many people passionate and inspired by the programme, I would like to clarify once again I’m NOT Jasmine or Bev Burkitt! […]

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