Life Coach With Dwarfism Empowers Others: BORN DIFFERENT

BarcroftTVPublished: February 6, 2017365 views
Published: February 6, 2017

A life coach is using the challenges she has faced due to her dwarfism to empower others. Born with a type of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SEDc), Julie Bond Genovese stands at 4ft 3in tall and says her condition has been a ‘mind-blowing and heart-wrenching all-you-can-hurl rollercoaster ride’ and she grew up believing she was ‘cursed.’ The counsellor from Dover, New Jersey, describes the way children with dwarfism are measured, talked about by doctors, and put through surgeries, which creates an inner sense of being a ‘broken person.’ But Julie says that the years of operations, stares, bullies and rejection has made the 53-year-old the strong woman, mother, wife and successful therapist that she is today.

Videographer / director: Carlos Chiossone
Producer: Charley Sutton, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: James Thorne

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