When/Why/How did you start your blog?
I started my blog in 2014 after completing my third limb lengthening surgery. Prior to starting my blog, I had been posting daily on my Facebook Page, Chandler in Baltimore where I shared my experience with limb lengthening. I continue so much of my experience with achondroplasia and limb lengthening, but I also wanted to have an outlet where I could express myself more freely and show that there is more to me beyond my diagnosis.
What do you love most about blogging & social media?
Blogging and social media are pop culture staples and I love expressing myself through the various platforms. I’m definitely not the typical ‘fashion’ or ‘foodie’ blogger, but they are interests of mine. I love being a patient advocate and that will never change, but I want to show that there’s more to me than broken bones and added height. 😉
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What type of dwarfism do you have? How old and how tall were you when you had your first lengthening?
I have the most common form of dwarfism, achondroplasia. I was 16 and at my mature height of 3’10” when I had my first surgery.
Where did you have your limb lengthening surgeries?
The International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. You can read more about my patient experience here and on my Press Page.