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Posted on 04/06/2008 8:18:10 PM PDT by blam
World's smallest girl proud of her tiny size
By Kate Day
Last Updated: 2:44am BST 07/04/2008
At just 1ft 11 in tall, she is dwarfed by her neighbour's baby, but Jyoti Amge is 15 years old.
How About That? Because news doesn't have to be serious The teenager, who is the world's smallest girl according to the Indian Book of Records, has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. Now fully grown, she weighs just 11 lb.
Jyoti Amge with a neighbour's 13-month old baby and with her school friends
Far from being unhappy about her tiny size, Jyoti says that she enjoys the celebrity status her height has brought her. I am proud of being small. I love the attention I get, she told the Sunday Mirror.
I'm just the same as other people. I eat like you, dream like you. I don't feel any different.
Jyoti attends her local high school, in Nagpur, India, where she studies alongside classmates of her own age, though she sits at a specially made miniature desk.
Her mother, Ranjana, 45, explained that her daughter's condition was not apparent until some time after her birth. When Joyti was born she seemed quite normal. We came to know about her disorder when she was five, she said. Jyoti is small, yet cute, and we love her very much.
Like any other teenager, she loves listening to pop music and watching DVDs and even hopes to become a Bollywood actress. She has recently recorded an album with her favourite Indian pop star, Mika Singh.
And I thought my 4’11 1/2” ex was tiny...
“General” Tom Thumb, Charles Stratton, discovered by PT Barnum, is a distant relative of mine. This lady is a midget compared to him! He was 3’4”.
NASA could use an astronaut that size. Even the most cramped space cabin seems like a stateroom on a cruise ship when one is under two feet tall, plus she’d use less oxygen and water.
agreed fifty years ago she’d probably have been recruited by some agency or other. She might still be if India keeps up its space program.
Something simply doesn’t seem right about this. She only weighs 11 lbs. now, but they didn’t know she was different until she was 5 years old? I’m suspicious about this.
You nailed it.
I do wonder who carries that backpack—and does she ride in it?
Stop and think about how difficult it would be for someone that small to function. She can’t drive. She can’t open doors. She probably can’t even walk up stairs for crissakes. Can’t reach lightswitches. Can’t use a toilet. Can’t reach faucets. Dogs and maybe even cats are potentially deadly. A crowd of people could be deadly. Can’t go grocery shopping.
I wonder if that was an error and it was supposed to be 5 months. They said earlier in the article that it was shortly after her birth.
[her daughter’s condition was not apparent until some time after her birth. When Joyti was born she seemed quite normal. We came to know about her disorder when she was five, she said.]
When I read it I got the idea that they knew something was wrong ‘some time after her birth’ but didn’t know WHAT the disorder was until she was 5yrs old. Perhaps meaning the name of the ‘condition’??
Unlike so many who are fit and healthy she is happy and has no regrets or complaints!
No, THIS is...
She is adorable. :-) I hope only her height is affected and that she’s healthy and strong otherwise.
I knew a woman not much bigger than this girl, but she couldn’t even sit up. She was tutored at home and graduated high school, and she died in her late thirties. Whenever things are going wrong and I start to feel sorry for myself, I remind myself of her and her happy demeanor, in spite of everything. And, whenever I think my children are getting the bad breaks, I remember how strong her mother was.
Also, I came across a child not much bigger than this girl once, but she had to walk with crutches. I remember her mother chasing some of the little girls away from her. She was yelling at them not to pick her up because she’s not a baby.
High diving: 14 summersaults with 12 twists? Difficulty factor: 135
Any other ideas?
Not if she weighs only 11 lbs.