Shining a spotlight on growth disorders

“Growth Awareness Week is a week of opportunity to educate the public about the importance of physical growth in a child, how it can be the first identifying factor in a major illness in a child, and how addressing growth can lead to future better health overall for that child.”

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“She’s met a lot of friends that have hormone problems too.”

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“It’s not just about height, it’s also about self-esteem.”

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“I’ve been able to take experiences from my childhood growth issues and turn it into something that brings value and understanding.”

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“Make sure you get answers for your kid. Keep going.”

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“I don’t think we let it hinder us.”

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“It’s not about height, it’s about health.”

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“Being able to connect with a community of people, it makes it feel so much more normal.”

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“There’s nothing bad about being growth hormone deficient, it’s just the way you’re born. And the good part is, you also get to be very unique.”

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“He always brings a smile to everybody’s face. He makes it all worth it. We wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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“There are absolutely no limitations as to what she can do.”

This video series is provided by Ascendis Pharma in support of Growth Awareness Week 2019. Thank you to the families who courageously shared their stories. All interviews were conducted voluntarily in July 2019 without instruction or compensation. The views of the participants do not necessarily reflect the views of Ascendis Pharma. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have questions about growth disorders and their signs or symptoms.