A Mom With Dwarfism Was Told Her Baby Wouldn’t Live, But She Gave Birth To A Second Miracle Child

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The other type is disproportionate short stature (DSS) which results when there is a problem with the development of a person’s joints and bones. This can affect all parts of the body or can manifest itself in the growth of individual limbs. Both Laura and Nathan’s conditions cause DSS dwarfism.

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As a consequence of their afflictions, Laura and Nathan have some other physical hurdles to overcome. Laura has a curved spine which causes considerable discomfort. Nathan’s condition affects his hips and in turn means he walks a “little unusually” his wife explains. Nonetheless the couple are keen to stress that physical difficulties aside, in all other respects they are just like everyone else.

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Going into detail, Laura’s dwarfism achondroplasia is the technical medical term for “without cartilage”. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, the condition results in a large head, short arms and a general lack of growth; those affected usually attain an adult height of about 4 feet. Brain function is generally unaffected and lifespan is close to normal in most cases.

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