Brent and I saw this really interesting program on the discovery channel last night. I was hoping someone else happened to see it too. It was about these kids that have primordal dwarfism. The particular girl they were following was a 13 yr old that just had a rod placed in her spine (or something very similar) to correct the curvature and improve her breathing. I wonder if Ammon's surgery will be similar. This girl, Taylor, was almost 14 and weighed 17 lbs! It's facinating to watch this tiny individual act like a teenager -- arguing with her family, going to a school dance, wanting to hang out at the local swimming pool, etc. She has a chipmunk like voice, too. You feel bad that there are still stupid people out there that point and laugh.
We actually have a little girl in our ward who shares a lot of the same attributes of these kids on the show last night. She seems to behave like other toddlers, but is really tiny and her face shape is a lot like those kids with this disease. I think the odds of parents having a child with this disease is something like 1-1,000,000. Just wondering if any of you had seen this program. I'd not heard of this disease before last night.