I Have Achondroplasia
My name is Hielke (@kleine_knoalster), I am 19 years old and from the Netherlands. I have Achondroplasia which means that I'm only 1 meter 25 tall. Most of the time this handicap sucks but the most important thing is that I want to make the best of it. When I was born, I nearly didn't survive due to complications that occurred during my birth. But because of a medical miracle and great doctors, I survived everything and now my mission is to put my handicap on the map, to show everyone it isn't weird to look different than others.
Presenter with Achondroplasia
In my daily life I study, write stories about my handicap and I am a presenter for a local broadcaster in The Neterlands called RTV1. I do this work not only because it's my passion, but also to let people see that even though you've got a handicap you can do this sort of things. You can be a presenter without looking 'perfect' and be 1 meter 80 tall. If you want to follow my story take a look on my Facebook and Instagram page @Kleineknoalster.
Show everyone the real you and say: THIS IS ME!
My message to everyone is that you should not be let down by all those people who say that you're ugly, weird and cannot do anything but to show your strengths and talents because then you will have the last laugh.