Monday, April 07, 2008

Indian Thumbelina





A teenager from India who stands at a tiny 1ft 11in (58cm) tall is the smallest girl in the world.



Jyoti Amge, 14, is shorter than the average two-year-old child and only weighs 11lb (5kg).



She has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and won't grow any taller than her current height.



Due to her size, Jyoti has to have clothes and jewellery made for her. She sleeps in a tiny bed and uses special plates and cutlery to eat, as normal-sized utensils are too big.



Despite this, she goes to a regular school in Nagpur, central India, where she has her own small desk and chair, and her classmates treat her like any other student.


2 comments:

Kate said...

Probably redundant, but....

She is so tiny!

Anonymous said...

how nice to see this. everyone in life has a chance to achieve. patricia lockwood/Orlando,fla