It’s been a little over five years since I lengthened my arms. Even though it’s been my new normal for five years now I still catch myself going, “huh, I could never really do that before.” Now I know we all struggle getting into and out of dresses with zippers in


So six years ago today I began this crazy thing called life – really it was 23 – but it was on this day six years ago that I did something that I had only been thinking about doing for as long as I can remember. It was definitely a

I gave this speech at LPA Speaker’s Night during LPA Nationals in San Diego in 2014. I’m Chandler Crews and I have Achondroplasia. I am currently a sophomore in college. I’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing and defending my choice to lengthen my arms and legs. One reason I