International Dwarfism Awareness Day - October 25
Wed Oct 25th

International Dwarfism Awareness Day

On October 25, the International Dwarfism Awareness Day honors little people. The day also raises concerns for achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that causes dwarfism.

"Without cartilage formation," Achondroplasia means "without cartilage formation." In one out of every 15,000 to one in 40,000 live births, it occurs in one in every 15,000 to one. Many people with this illness are called dwarfs, which is why this disorder is also known as dwarfism. Those with achondroplasia are often referred to as little people or people of short stature. A midget is a word little people do not like to be called is a midget. Little People of America (LPA) released a statement in 2015 calling for the word to be banned from use. They believe it is a derogatory insult to refer to people of short stature.

Dwarfism is characterized by having shorter arms and legs in comparison to the head and trunk. A larger head, poor muscle tone, sleep apnea, and spinal stenosis are all typical. The average height of men with dwarfism is 4 feet, 4 inches. The average height of women with dwarfism is 4 feet, 1 inch. The majority of people with dwarfism have a final height of 4 foot 10 inches or less.

Although some young people still suffer from physical and social stigmas, many people continue to lead fulfilling and active lives. Many people with dwarfism drive, complete their education, get married, and even have children of their own. There are also several well-known people with dwarfism. These famous people include actors, comedians, comedians, musicians, athletes, athletes, and politicians.

How to celebrate #internationaldwarfismawarenessday

Learning more about achondroplasia is one of the best ways to participate in Dwarfism Awareness Day. To help raise concerns of dwarfism, you could also host a special event. If you know someone who is affected by dwarfism, tell them you want to celebrate the day with them. With #InternationalDwarfismAwarenessDay, spread the word on social media as you commemorate.

The international dwarfism awareness day is the first in a history of humankind

Little People of America was founded by actor Billy Barty and some of his associates in 1957. (LPA) Today, the group has 6500 members around the United States. LPA wanted to honor Billy Barty, so they established International Dwarfism Awareness Day in 2012. Billy Barty's birthday is October 25th, the birthdate of Billy Barty, who was born in 1924. This is also why the month of October is National Dwarfism Awareness Month.