Jump to navigation. I'm only 4'5 but have No health problems besides thyroid and cholesterol. Hi Lynda, It sounds like your health issues are managed, so no, unless you are ill and actually unable to work, you will not qualify.
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Dwarfismalso known as short statureoccurs when an organism is extremely small. In cases of proportionate dwarfismboth the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy. Those with genetic disorders can sometimes be treated with surgery or physical therapy.
A dwarf is an extremely short adult who is less than 58 inches tall. The word midget is considered derogatory and offensive. Both words describe a short person, but refer to different physical characteristics and genetic conditions.
An Alberta teenager has started a petition calling on Hockey Edmonton to re-evaluate bodychecking bans for young players. Learning how to perform a legal bodycheck early on will help prevent injuries in the long run, the petition argues. Last spring, Hockey Edmonton banned bodychecking in nearly all bantam ages 13 and 14 and midget ages 15 to 17 categories, except for some top-tiered teams.
Offensive An extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned. A class of small objects, as a class of very small sailboats or racing cars. Belonging to a type or class much smaller than what is considered standard: a midget automobile.
Dwarfism is short stature that results from a genetic or medical condition. Dwarfism is generally defined as an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches centimeters or less. The average adult height among people with dwarfism is 4 feet cm. Many different medical conditions cause dwarfism.
We do not put people who use wheelchairs, people who are deaf or blind, or people with learning difficulties on a stage and laugh at them. However, a number of venues across the country, including the Leicester Arena and Devizes Corn Exchange, have recently decided to cancel these events after protests from people with dwarfism and their associations. The use of the term midget alone is extremely problematic.