Growing Up Little

Maddie Harrell, 7, was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Because of her condition, Maddie has experienced complications, such as brain stem decompression, which required a few surgeries and has left her with a more sensitive than normal neck. She struggles with central and obstructive apnea, requiring her to sleep with an apnea monitor every evening. Despite the things that make her different, Maddie is in many ways just like any other girl her age.

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