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Hello welcome to help solve undocumented for most of Tiffany's they've done not as life things had been just out of reach she was born with a rare form of -- -- -- That -- simple tasks like brushing her own hair impossible.
Until she decided to undergo a series of controversial procedures to left and her -- -- is here today to share her story through her new book.
Dwarf a memoir.
What a great -- inspirational book you were born with -- with this trophy this glacier right yes -- effort to explain something about that.
I don't want to my understanding it's a lot more and it basically means your lawn gnomes are going to be stunted right.
I'm in -- so essentially I would only granted me three foot six.
Was the first time you realize is that you would different.
From other children Nino is interesting.
Amassed an -- it was a -- -- Realize that is different from other areas is that I recognize I did things in a different way.
Sara -- friend's cell you know when they would go to put on a light switch I would have to search for a pencil or if I was at my house.
I had to get us Basilan.
And it had -- -- -- I'm like dad in his sight and recognize and did things differently and it -- didn't necessarily think I was different to.
There was no other family members with the same note and really long time.
Now as you we were mentioning that you had to do different things especially when you -- a child but back when you became an adult and how did this what are the -- you know you have many challenges -- Right did you lose -- getting into issues have like hygiene for example how is -- and start to care -- -- south.
My mom was a -- I've seen you very early on -- I would have to -- they do things myself the world was not going to adapt to me I had to adapt to it my father was under the delusion however.
That I'll be around to take care her own life -- is right he never consider -- come 151416.
Years old -- -- not one assistants in the passing.
Right I mean I mean -- never ends I have a -- with with autism and I see now the age of 1516.
Despite the fact that I say to myself.
I'm always going to be around to help them say that.
And that's not what he wants Friday because you know now he realizes that he has some challenges -- he says don't worry -- when to figure them out myself.
-- that any inspiration for all of your book that I get as as a reader independent right.
Now how did you decide to say OK I'm -- I want to have surgery to to make my bones a little bit -- anger.
Well the first and facts that I column of surgery appalling things happen when I was eight and I did not decide my mom decided.
My father was against it so -- -- against my father's wishes and put -- fairway.
-- I gained four inches so that's when you're eight when I was eight strike.
Then when and a sixteen I realized how much four -- really does change your whole world.
And I decided to go through -- again on my own again against my dad's which.
Now let's -- a little bit about the procedure because this is these is this is delicate surgery and today kind of painful in the -- ASEAN excruciating asking for -- Coming on them a little -- about that.
-- clearly if the -- raise their entire movie you know with pain -- with -- the pin yeah man you're right.
Say that -- your legs.
They break -- -- and half and they insert all those pins and those men alliance follow very lay.
And you turn -- press just and it's attached to an external fixing inner.
And you turned him four times a day and said that it's.
Cut that slice -- they did in your phone initially silly begins to pull my stance and you -- -- your length through that can't.
So that and that allows the bone to grow between Iran and then you keep pulling the bone and you keep growing more Boehner and to stimulate the C Yukon X.
I think he kind of breaking the bone on purpose and then making it sure that it its heels incredibly slow Ryan right you're tricking -- -- and I wow yes.
So from the second surgery.
How many more inches did you gain -- anything -- plant ten inches.
That's fantastic thank -- now we've done right.
And -- good and then you got a lot of criticism and stunted.
About your decision what do you say to them.
And and why did criticize.
You know I don't know why anybody criticizes any sane but.
Perhaps serious fear in vaults and misunderstanding.
I know recently I received message is seen on my face but that I have sent back to you little people can mean years of trying to be seen as equal.
-- in society by having this their journey.
I think similarly.
It's -- work isn't doesn't define Tiffany Tiffany defines Tiffany to work -- and it's just one facet of myself that.
Doesn't nor would it ever define who I am just because I had -- ninth inning does it mean I have changed right.
I'm just now able to struggle -- with my life right 01 early scene of them.
You're -- and it's almost not really -- that.
Right now on the on the flip side of all of this.
It's family for you you -- and you family.
Tell me about that.
And in the -- for baby boy he's eight months his name -- kind of thing.
And I nanny -- -- spring that's.
Wonderful food and yet and you know as I listened then you it's funny because to me hey look I -- understand people criticizing.
And but on the other hand you that one of the things things that in that you said at the beginning is that.
You know my father thought that I knew it was going to be wanted to be around for a prolonged us -- -- to help me but I needed to help myself.
And now the things that you date.
Are allowing you to take care of your child thinks that playing which is you know the whole purpose of having a family.
As trying to growing independent and then.
To help him get him none of the -- -- change and -- to changing table that's correct assessment every -- you know me into -- -- and him.
Well -- -- tell you it.
I love it it's a great story this makes -- great book read especially now for the and for the holidays but that you know any time of the year is very inspirational and I think everybody should get and is available everywhere every man everywhere -- -- I wish -- Lotta luck and I think your son.
He's gonna have a wonderful inspiring mother for you can thank you.
And if you have any health problems you -- told me about email me -- -- about the may have fund is not come until next time I'm document.