All answers pertain only to myself. Opinions are strictly my own. No information or content on this website is to be taken as implicit or explicit advice. Please contact a medical professional specialized in dwarfism and limb lengthening for guidance.

Where are you from?
– Little Rock, Arkansas.

What type of dwarfism do you have?
– Achondroplasia.

How old were you when you had your first surgery?
– 16.

How tall were you before having any surgeries?
– 3’10”

How tall are you now?
– 4’11”

How many lengthening surgeries did you have?
– 3

Did you lengthen your arms?
– Yes.

How long did each lengthening take?
– about 7-8 months –– give or take.

Where did you have your surgeries?
Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Who is your surgeon?
Shawn Standard*

Did insurance cover your surgery?
– Yes.

If you could do it all over again would you do it differently?
– No, having my surgery when I did why I who I am today. I do wish I had started at a younger age but don’t regret my decision one bit.


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*Dr. Standard hosts an online chat on Thursday nights to discuss limb lengthening for skeletal dysplasias (achondroplasia) and limb length discrepancies. Contact me for more info.

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