October 23, 2013 12:17 pm

Winnipegger helps raise dwarfism awareness

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WINNIPEG — October is dwarfism awareness month.

Dwarfism is a genetic medical condition that one in every 30,000 people is born with but not many people know a lot about it.

There are more than 250 different types of dwarfism.

Sarah Manteuffel, 21, was born with achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism that results in disproportionately shorter arms and legs.

Like nearly 80 per cent of little people, both of Manteuffel’s parents are of average size.

Global’s Brittany Greenslade spent a morning with Manteuffel to learn about some of her daily struggles and how she works through them.

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