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✨Memoir Spotlight✨—“A Little Me” by Amy Roloff

“God doesn’t make mistakes.” For Amy Roloff, star of TLC’s hit reality show Little People, Big World, her father’s words would repeatedly serve as an anchor, reminding her of her inherent worth and purpose, whenever feelings of insecurity and inadequacy surfaced and threatened to overwhelm her. In “A Little Me”, Amy shares what it was like growing up with #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism , how she struggled to overcome obstacles both physical and emotional—navigating the average-size world as a little person, dealing with a serious illness as a young girl, bullying, and issues of body image and unachievable beauty ideals—while learning, as we all must, to accept herself for who she is. Finally allowing herself to be vulnerable enough to open up to others, she learned that it’s worth risking possible rejection for a chance at genuine relationships. Ultimately, it was Amy’s faith, as well as the support and encouragement of her community of loving family and good friends, that saw her through the dark times and allowed her to realize her greatest dreams and beyond. Amy’s memoir is an inspiring and at times heart-wrenching account of resilience and the strength of the human spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

📚 Happy reading! ❣️

#themightyreaders #Dwarfism #Achondroplasia #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS

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How do you pace your energy levels throughout the day?

Symptom management when you live with achondroplasia can be challenging, especially when you only have so much energy to work with on any given day.

What is the most effective way you’ve found to measure how much energy you have to complete your daily tasks? How do you delineate your responsibilities if needed or slow down the pace?

#Achondroplasia #RareDisease #Dwarfism #Caregiving #Parenting #ChronicPain #SleepApnea

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What do you feel is the hardest part about living with achondroplasia?

Living with achondroplasia can be really challenging, and oftentimes looks different for everyone.

What do you feel is the hardest part about living with achondroplasia? What do you wish others better understood?

#Achondroplasia #RareDisease #Dwarfism #Caregiving #Parenting #ChronicPain #SleepApnea

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Unlock the MAGIC of Confidence!

Unlock the MAGIC of Confidence! Join The MAGIC Foundation to find resources for navigating Achondroplasia and Skeletal Dysplasia at

www.magicfoundation.org

#Achondroplasia #SkeletalDysplasia #Achondroplasia

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Share an important, informative, or memorable part of your achondroplasia journey.

Each of our health journeys are multifaceted, complex, and unique — but that doesn’t mean we’re alone in what we go through. Those shared experiences are what make us Mighty! 💪

If you feel comfortable, share a part of your achondroplasia journey that has stuck with you and made a lasting impact — no matter if it’s a positive or negative mark.

#RareDisease #Parenting #Caregiving #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism #ChronicPain #SleepApnea

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If you have BiPolar Disorder , read this!

I remember in a casual conversation my mom once said, I have mood shifts, and possibly you might have BPD, because of my genes. I laughed it out, and I found that what she said was true. All these days I was acting as per my mood, if I’m feeling sick I inflict pain to my loved one as well.

People say try mindfulness or do exercise to overcome these feelings, but they didn’t work for me!

But then I did these things to overcome my self-described BPD:

1. Suppressed my anger:

This might sound really disappointing if you have anger issues. But, when you think of suppressing your anger, silly things happen to test your patience. This might bring you fatigue in the starting, but eventually, you will get used to being normal after two weeks or so.

2. Suppressed my emotions:

The worst part is, that I suppressed my emotions which means I didn't even express it if I was at the epitome of my happiness. Because when I become extremely happy I expect all things to be good. And when I meet up with the slightest disappointment then I cause mayhem to my loved one, and to my mental health.

Well, if you feel like you’re inheriting a bad gene from your parents, don't push the blame on them and delay improving yourself. We can do almost anything to improve ourselves only if we put in the right effort. When you try to cut off your bad habits, it's almost similar to cancer, even if you heal the aftermath is really big. For me, I still feel moody over trivial things, but bursting out with anger is not my thing anymore, that’s what I understood. And if you are struggling, remember if you’re struggling to be a better person it is worth it.

#Bipolar2 #Depression #Agoraphobia #PanicAttacks #PanicDisorder #Achondroplasia #MentalHealth #Recovery #Anxiety #BPD #Addiction #ADHD

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What’s a health goal you set but find it challenging to implement?

Making short-term — or even long-term — health goals can create a roadmap for you to follow when you’re looking to make decisions about your health. It’s not always easy, though, to implement every goal immediately — especially when you’re met with challenges or barriers. This can be anything from health limits and demands, limiting beliefs, finances, your living situation, or even circumstances that are out of your control. What’s a health goal you set but find it challenging to implement?

#RareDisease #Parenting #Caregiving #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism #SleepApnea #ChronicPain

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Find more resources for achondroplasia here!

Unlock the MAGIC of Confidence! Join The MAGIC Foundation to find resources for navigating and at

www.magicfoundation.org

#MAGICFoundation #SkeletalDysplasia #Achondroplasia

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How has achondroplasia affected your dating and love life?

From body image and dating to maintaining personal relationships, we know achondroplasia can affect life in many different ways (both good and bad).

Whether it’s stigma, lack of public understanding, or the impact your condition has on your confidence and self-image, it can be challenging to navigate relationships of all kinds.

How has achondroplasia affected your ability to date and explore romantic relationships, if those are of interest to you? Let’s share and help one another in the comments below. 💌

#RareDisease #Parenting #Caregiving #Achondroplasia #Dwarfism #SleepApnea #ChronicPain

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is plaskysgirl14. I'm here because my son has achondroplasia. first person in our family to have it.

#MightyTogether #Achondroplasia

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