Forever a small fish in a big pond

A little insight


I'm Danielle, and I'm pretty much what you'd expect every 21 year old to be..... I study, work, socialise and everything inbetween! The only difference being, I do it all at 3f11.

I was born with a condition called Achondroplasia, a hereditary condition in which the growth of long bones by ossification of cartilage is restricted, resulting in very short limbs and sometimes a face which is small in relation to the skull. So in other words- I'm small!
Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism, meaning I am of restricted growth and at 20 years old, stand the same height as your average 6 year old. Although there are many health conditions and possible occuring issues that are led by my condition, all it really means is that i'm shorter, that's all. As I said- I study, work, socialise.... I live just as any other person would and my biggest wish for this world is that they would understand that too.

As a society we tend to fear the unknown, and despite there being an estimated 
651,700 people in the world who are affected by a form on the condition, dwarfism is seen to be as just that. As a result of this, the world we live in often lacks the education and awareness to accept the differences we bring.

Through my journey I wish to enlighten people of the world I live in which despite being so different... remains to be very much the same as each of you

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