From the day Hannah stepped into this world, it was clear that she was not going to have a simple life. Upon learning that her little baby was born with dwarfism, Hannah’s mother immediately placed her into the care of an adoption agency. Months went by but it looked like no wanted little Hannah, until…
Unwanted And Alone
Eventually, a sweet couple called Jackie and Larry arrived and fell in love with the little girl from the moment they met her. What they didn’t know, was that little Hannah would one day return this love when they really needed it most.
Raised In A Loving Family
Not only did she get a set of loving parents, she got siblings too. She had two brothers, Mark and Matt, and an older sister, Kelly. It was definitely hard for Jackie and Larry sky to raise their new addition to the family with such special needs. Nevertheless, it was a choice they wanted to make and were happy with. It was also one that would literally save their lives.
She Knew She Was Different
As the time progressed it became more and more apparent that she was different from all the other girls. As she was going up her physical growth was quite different from that of her siblings. So, Larry and Jackie explained Everything to Hannah as she became able to understand. Hannah knew in the right then that she was a special one, only 100 people in the entire world have been known to be born with primordial dwarfism. Even though this challenge was manageable, the real challenge still awaited them: high school.
Made Fun Of
Even from a really young age, Hannah had to deal with a ton of health problems such as her prominent heart condition and brain aneurysms. On top of this, she also had to deal with people making fun of her in school. Even at the ripe age of 19, people believe that she was still 5. She also had to endure people’s stare wherever she went. And how can we not mention bullying? At this stage in her life, even her love interest rejected her and along with her heart crushed her spirit as well by telling her that no one would ever date her. But little did he know, this was far from the truth!
Siblings To The Rescue
Hannah was blessed to have been adopted by such loving parents and even siblings. Often it is hard for children to accept new siblings as their own, but they welcomed her with open arms, and when the bullies would attack her at school, they were always there to stick up for her and ward them away. There were often occasions that a fight would break out even, but all in the name of protection of their sister.
Hannah Speaks Out
“Growing up I always knew I was different from my brothers, Mark and Matt, and my sister, Kelly, who was of average height. “My mom and dad still made sure I had a normal childhood though. Hannah said: “Everyone thinks I’m five-years-old when they see me and it’s frustrating because I’m not a baby. “Just because I’m smaller, doesn’t mean I’m any different.”