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article imageA look inside a family of achondroplasia's life

By Forstine Carter     Oct 21, 2011 in Lifestyle
The Johnstons, a family of achondroplasia dwarfs, call themselves the real-life seven dwarfs. Mom Amber and dad Trent, have two biological and three adopted dwarf children.
According to the Anderson Cooper Show the Johnstons, a family of achondroplasia dwarfs, call themselves the real-life seven dwarfs. Mom Amber and dad Trent, has two biological and three adopted dwarf children, say they wrote to the show to share their story, because it's important for them to educate others.
Amber explains what it feels like when people ask to take their picture. "I think sometimes people look at us a lot of times with other shows being on TV they think we're that show," says Amber.
"Some people are doing it to be ugly." "People are curious," continues Amber. "And people don't know how to ask questions. And it's our objective to educate people."
Take a look at this moment from the show and help educate yourself and those around you about achondroplasia.
According to Lifestyles Anderson sent cameras inside their home to look at their daily challenges and what it’s like being small and adapting to an average-sized world.
According to Radar Anderson diplomatically asked 9-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, how she felt about being called the "M word?"
"It makes me feel sad and mad because it's not really nice. Some people at my school they call me a midget," she replied. Amber went on to reveal that sometimes the family gets upset when people in the street treat them like freaks and ask for photos.
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