This is the type of dwarfism we think Oliver has. Naturally, you may be curious about it. Is it a big deal? Are they cognitive? Can they walk? What does it all mean?
I've pulled some information together in hopes that it may lead to his rescue. I pray it will ease the worries if [you] or a family have been on the fence about adopting him or any other child with this condition.
This link is a great place to start:
It has tips, medical information and also lets you know what is common, what is fixable, and what may be a challenge that can eventually be overcome.
It also has a link to photos of adults and adorable children with DD. :
Do you see how much potential Oliver could have? If someone would have just fixed his little club feet he could possibly be walking. Instead he lays in a crib every single minute, trapped, bored, and succumbing to his bed sores.
And yes, like most types of dwarfism, DDs are cognitively normal. He is only 5 and he knows he is suffering.
Below are a few people who have this type of dwarfism. I recommend visiting these links, as you may have heard of one or two before. :
Chris Errera: An incredible musician and recording artist. (Look him up on YouTube.)
Matt Roloff: Wonderful speaker, businessman, and father on Little People Big World
Are your worries fading yet? One more.
Scooter Patterson: PARALYMPIAN swimmer from Australia
This is why I see so much hope in Oliver, and I hope someone soon does too.