Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Bullies Always Teased This Girl With Dwarfism, But She Gained Strength From Family And Friends.

Time To Return The Favor

Time To Return The Favor

Without her parents knowing, she booked an appointment to see if she was a match for a transplant. Although she was a match, the doctor insisted that she not go through with it. Hannah's condition puts her at risk for a variety of lethal conditions. As a result, she has to take medication and get check-ups weekly. But despite the risk, her mind was made up. Hannah's adopted mom saved her life when nobody else wanted her. Now it was time to return the favor.

Living Each Day Like It's The Last

Living Each Day Like It's The Last

The operation was a huge success, but not without a putting Hannah's life in danger. In most cases, people with Primordial dwarfism don't make it past their 30th birthday, let alone with one kidney. But the Kritzecks are keeping their fingers crossed that medical science will find a way to change that dark future. Hannah, seeing how fragile her life truly was, said enough was enough. She had dreams, and she wasn't going to allow this disorder to crush her spirit. It was time to live each day to the fullest.

Small Stature, Big Dreams

Small Stature, Big Dreams

Daily Mail

The great thing about dreams is that it doesn't matter how tall or short you are, and Hannah knows this. She loves to dream big, even from an early age. In fact, she knew she wanted to be a star her whole life. She started dancing when she was two, took up gymnastics when she was three. Now she dances and is loving it because ballet is soothing while hip-hop makes her feel like a Wonder Woman. And despite the aches caused by her condition, she finds a way to overcome them to make her dreams come true.

So Many Health Issues

So Many Health Issues

Elmers Unreal Site

Since she was a kid, Hannah has been to more doctors appointments than most of us will ever have in our lives. Since her condition puts her at risk for developing aneurisms and other conditions, she has to be monitored regularly. This includes getting an annual MRI scan and visits to the dentist to get dental implants since her teeth are so small. She's also had her scoliosis corrected with two titanium rods implanted in her back.

A Triple Threat

A Triple Threat

Cyber Breeze

She's a triple threat according to her friends and teachers. But it's not as bound as it sounds. They call her this, because she trains hard to be a dancer, a singer, and an actress. Her dance teacher, Ellie Walter, says that size doesn't stop Hannah, and can freestyle just as well, if not better than her other dancers. This just comes to show you that with a little perseverance, and some hard work, you can truly make your dreams come true, like Hannah has.

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