Saturday, 22 October 2011


The Johnstons, a family of achondroplasia dwarfs, call themselves the real-life seven dwarfs. Mom Amber and dad Trent, who have 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's 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.

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Anonymous said...

This family is amazing, just because the are not as tall as you, doesn't mean they're not good. I think that they are all beautiful and thats how god made them, and thats how god loves them <3

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to point this out, but the mother inferred that people don't know what it feels like to be photographed because of their dwarfism. Well, I looked them up , there seemed to be many family photographs that this family set up purposefully. It looks like they also went on a show. I understand they want to educate people on their specific type of dwarfism, but why have they been so commercial about it when they indicated that they dislike being advertised? Do they feel right having many photos of them and their children on the Internet?