Saddan Dysplasia is a rare, and severe, form of Achondroplasia and 16-year-old Wildine is one of them. But despite her 2-feet and 5 inches height, she’s at the top of her high school class and wants to share her positive message as she does in her inspiring story here:
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Wildine does admit that her short height attracts a lot of stares and questions like, “Why are you so short?”
Wildine, from Miami, Florida, said: “I don’t know anyone else that has my condition – or anyone who is as small as 2ft.
“When I go out in public, they always ask me, ‘Why you so short?’, ‘why you this?’, ‘why you that?’
“They stare at me too. I’d rather them just approach me and ask a question – like it’s that simple.
“My confidence is still 100% all the time.
“Just because I’m short, it doesn’t mean I’m not capable of doing anything.”
She’s honest enough to admit that on top of all the visits to the doctor that she needs to do, her biggest struggle is the simple inability to reach for ordinary things in daily life.
Unfortunately, her condition has only worsened over the last few years.
She said: “My childhood was amazing. I didn’t really care about my height back then. And I used to be able to walk, but since I’m getting older, my bones are weakening. They’re now like wobbly. So I have to use a motorized wheelchair to get around.”
She’s also thankful for the fact she hasn’t been bullied at school and as a consequence, has enjoyed her years of studying.
“It’s really rare that I haven’t experienced bullying in honesty,” she said.
“People are just curious about me, I just tell them I’m short and that’s it. My condition hasn’t impacted my studies. When I grow up, I want to be a pharmacist to help people who have dwarfism. I’m currently an A student.”
Wildine’s family has also been there to support her each and every way. Combined with her friends at school, she can’t help but feel blessed.
Her dad, Aldajuste Campfort, said: “Wildine is very smart in school, everything I need in life she helps me with. We’ve supported her as much as we can.”
Wildine added: “My family has been really supportive. Especially my mom since day one. Doctors told her I wouldn’t survive that long, but she kept on going and being positive.”
She is eager to share her positive outlook on life and let people know more about the other forms of dwarfism to support those who have the condition.
She said: “What does the future hold? Well, I can’t wait to focus some more on school. I feel as though if I put my mind to anything, I’m able to do it.”
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