I was born in Mexico City and I am currently a 17 year-old student graduating from high school. I was born with a congenital birth defect. My left leg was slightly shorter than my right leg. My parents sought help immediately after they noticed there was something wrong with me. After doing their research, I…

My name is Rosana and I follow Dr. Paley all the way from Venezuela. Why you should ask? I was involved in a car accident in 2001. I suffered multiple fractures and I nearly lost my life. Fortunately I was able to overcome the most serious injuries, but I was left with a problem in…

Wekem was born in January 2010 with what his local doctor had diagnosed as congenital pseudo-arthrosis. In simple terms his left tibia was short and curved as a false joint. In addition he had a malformed double toe on the same left leg/foot. This was really a shock to us. We spent about 9 months…

There is Triumph in Adversity While I was busy praying for my daughter’s miracle healing, I wasn’t prepared for ALL the ways that God would answer that prayer…silly me! From the moment we knew there was a problem in the womb, we began praying that God would instantly and miraculously heal our baby girl; and…

The Fisherman and the Shoes I want to share a human story. In this convulsed world of ours things happen that teach us that love and happiness have not disappeared and that we must never lose faith that wonderful and generous people will always be around. Andrea, my first granddaughter, was born on September 24th…

When telling most people my story, I tell them to imagine me standing in front of them being around 3’8″. That is what life would have been for me if I hadn’t encountered Dr. Paley and underwent limb lengthening. Because of Dr. Paley, I walked out of the Paley Institute a tall 4’11”, thanks to…

What I write for you is not consent, it is a letter of introduction to the great men that have great efforts to serve humanity and bring hope to the lives of disabled people. I am Shahram from Iran. My second daughter was born in third of January 2008, with congenital anomalies, Fibular Hemimelia, and…

Our son Sean was born in March 2004. His right femur hadn’t grown. The only options given to us in Ireland, and indeed by many doctors in the E.U, were to amputate his right foot and/or rotate his right leg. No one told us about limb lengthening. We researched ourselves and thank God every day…

(translated from Polish) Maja was born March 23, 2014 (40th week of pregnancy) with Tibial Hemimelia. Maja was born with right tibial hemimelia with a completely dislocated patella, total tibial aplasia, duplication of femoral condyle, dislocated foot and ankle in equinovarus, and two-toed foot. The other leg is completely normal. We knew of the birth…

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