Caden arrived in March of 2007 ... five weeks earlier than expected. To read Caden’s birth story click here. We received Caden’s achondroplasia diagnosis in April of 2008. I have learned three things since Caden’s birth: doctor's really don't know everything, our medical and health insurance system needs improvement! and being a Mommy is the greatest thing in world!!!
To us Caden is just "Caden" he may be little ~ but we go about our crazy daily life just like any other family ~ except we have a few more doctor appointments then the average family!
If you are the parent of a child with achondroplasia I would love to hear from you ~ please leave a comment! I am always looking to meet families with LP’s in Washington State :0)
"Society has tended to look at dwarfism as a disease, when it should be viewed as an example of diversity. We will address whatever medical problems come up, but these are not children who are broken and need to be cured. They have the same needs and capacities as every other child. They just happen to be short.” Dr. Michael Goldberg