Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

‘Dwarf’ no more: One Woman’s Story of Undergoing Controversial Lengthening Surgeries

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‘Dwarf’ no more: One Woman’s Story of Undergoing Controversial Lengthening Surgeries

A multimedia package (of a written story, video, and photo gallery) tells the story of a woman who underwent excruciatingly painful surgeries to make herself taller. She gained over ten inches of height, to ulitmately be 4 feet 10 inches tall. 

The extra height allowed her to be an independent person, and take control of her life. 

For DiDonato, little daily victories are hard-won. But as she put it, if you have been through pain, suffering, and sacrifice, it makes you a stronger person.

DiDonato is married to a 6 foot tall marine and a new mother. She never saw herself being able to be a mother, but she loves that she able to take care of her child and is successful. 

Her marine husband appreciates that she has seen her own battles. They know how to support and comfort each other for this reason.

It’s really inspiring to see what pain and sacrifice some have to go through just to have a normal life.

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Written by apriljana

December 2, 2012 at 5:25 am

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