Love What Matters, February 2020
What’s it like being a little person?
“I was touched without my consent and forced to apologize. I was so naive.’: Woman with Achondroplasia urges ‘I’m not a little person, I’m not a dwarf, I’m just Chandler’”
STAT News, November 2019
A new treatment promises to make little people taller. Is it an insult to ‘dwarf pride’?.
“Crews decided she had had enough of having to ask for help, of worrying about whether public restrooms would be accessible, and of struggling with routine feminine hygiene.”
Senior Capstone Presentation, May 2019 – Chandler Crews Senior Capstone Presentation titled ‘How to Deal: Understanding How Married Couples Cope when Having a Child with Achondroplasia’
My Not-So-Short Life: Why Limb Lengthening Surgery Was Right for Me, November 2018
“Like many with dwarfism, I surprised my parents when I was born. Only one in 15,000 to one in 40,000 live births result in a person with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, May 2018 – Chandler Crews speaks at the Open Public Hearing portion of the May 11, 2018 meeting of the Joint Pediatric Advisory Committee and Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. Source.
Carly Machen, December 2017 – Chandler Crews, born with the most common type of dwarfism, undergoes several procedures to lengthen her bones. This short documentary shows the strength and perseverance of a person who uncontrollably faced obstacles since their childhood and how they rose above through faith in self and science. Produced by Carly Machen.
Growing Stronger, July 2016 – Dr. Shawn Standard, Head of Pediatric Orthopedics at the International Center for Limb Lengthening answers your questions on limb lengthening for little people in episode 8 of Growing Stronger‘s LP Doc Talk program. Limb lengthening patient, Chandler Crews, also provides her perspective. Click here for more episodes of LP Doc Talk.
Little People of America, July 2014 – Chandler Crews gives a speech titled, Limb Lengthening: Then vs. Now and My Experience at the first annual LPA Speakers Night at the 2014 Little People of America National Conference in San Diego, California.
Limb-Lengthening Surgery Creates Controversy, July 2014
Some people with dwarfism are turning to a controversial alternative: A surgery that can make them more than a foot taller. NBC 7’s Mark Mullen shares one patient’s journey, including the criticism she has received from her own community.
Sinai Hospital doctors pioneer limb-lengthening procedure, May 2014
“Just a year ago, I was six inches shorter.” Doctors at Sinai Hospital have pioneered a limb-lengthening procedure that’s a radical departure from the traditional method.
LR Teenager’s Life-Changing Surgery to Lengthen Her Legs, July 2011
A Little Rock teenager who underwent a controversial leg lengthening surgery is opening up about her experience.