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Rare case of dwarfism subject of new doc

Finn Davidge-Hesketh, a four-year-old British girl, stars in a new Channel Five documentary about microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type 2 (MOPD II), a rare form of dwarfism that leaves sufferers less than half the average size of children their own age and prone to potentially fatal brain afflictions. The film Extraordinary People: Britain's Tiniest Toddlers features Davidge-Hesketh and two other children suffering from MOPD II.
April 15, 2009

Finn Davidge-Hesketh, a four-year-old British girl, stars in a new Channel Five documentary about microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type 2 (MOPD II), a rare form of dwarfism that leaves sufferers less than half the average size of children their own age and prone to potentially fatal brain afflictions. The film Extraordinary People: Britain’s Tiniest Toddlers features Davidge-Hesketh and two other children suffering from MOPD II.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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