Our Lives: The Real Thumbelina
Amelie is nearly four but she’s still only the size of a one-year-old baby. She has a rare form of dwarfism called Russell Silver Syndrome. At Amelie’s age, being tiny and doll-like gets you lots of attention but the condition is already causing her problems. As she gets older, life may become more of a challenge as we find out from others with this syndrome.
We follow Amelie’s family as they travel to America to learn more from an international expert in the condition. Although Amelie is growing older, will she grow up to be just like all her friends?