Girls-dolls: learn about the lives of the smallest people in the world
Some people have been challenged to post photos without makeup on Facebook. The idea is to show the “real beauty” or even the “natural beauty” of each woman and perhaps try to put aside just the sick obsession that makes women and girls around the world try to fit in a beauty standard sold by magazines that use Photoshop on every image they publish.
Instead of trying to be like the most successful model, wouldn't it be cool to mirror strong people with deeper life stories? Have you heard, for example, about doll girls? In recent days it is very likely that you have seen a photo of these people or read something about it.
Doll-girls carry what is known as primordial dwarfism, which is when a person has all parts of the body in proportion, but will never fail to be extremely small. This is the case with Charlotte Garside, who was born weighing just over 700 grams. Today, at six, Charlotte weighs four pounds and is 68 cm tall.
In an interview with Discovery, Charlotte's mother explained that her daughter does require a lot of special care, but that family life without her would be no fun. Being proportionally very small, Charlotte has trouble eating and needs to be treated daily with a food tube.
Another famous case of primordial dwarfism is that of Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, a Canadian who was born weighing 1 kg and measuring only 22 cm. Kenadie goes to school and leads a normal life, like that of any other child of her age, despite the extra care mainly given to her very fragile bone structure. Currently Kenadie is 11 years old.
The oldest person with primary dwarfism is Kristin Riley, who is 31 years old and measures 91 cm. Kristin has a college degree, directs and even acted in the movie "Oz the Great and Powerful."
Primary dwarfism is an extremely rare condition that affects the functioning of the pituitary gland and, consequently, the production of growth hormone. The condition is estimated to affect 100 people worldwide, 40 of them in the US.