Luke 1: 37

Instead of posting loads of dwarfism anatomy facts, I decided to share some of my favorite verses of encouragement for the month of October. I think each picture captures Leahs personality perfectly; what you see is what you get… Leah is a happy, fun loving little girl, always smiling and affectionate, she is truly an amazing kid!



What makes October so special

Its October! and its a very special month for all LP’s and POLP their families and friends, and its a extra special month for the Kay family because its Leah’s birthday month, can you believe that our Little Leah will soon be celebrating her 8th Birthday in the month of October which happens to be Dwarfism Awareness Month!!!
Although things are still the same in South Africa as far as recognition for Dwarfism, we as always will continue to raise awareness and share Leah with the world and we hope that someday things will change for us, we hope that more LP’s and POLP citizens of South Africa will step out and be active in raising awareness, but for now we will wear our green ribbons with pride and celebrate our beautiful little Leah Kay.
So from all of us in South Africa and all our Raising Leah followers we wish our LP families every success while we continue to educate the world about Dwarfism!

“A” Day at Red Cross Childrens Hospital in Cape Town

I know we have been missing in action for a while, but Im still here…. I really should get here more often but Miss Leah seems to keep me very busy these days… so I thought i would make our return post a picture post, and what could be better than a picture of some of our beautiful LP kids.We recently met up at our annual genetics visit, we call it  “A Day”. I was really excited to meet all the new POLP in Cape Town, and I hope we get to meet up real soon.



Raising a powerful little girl named Leah

Its DWARFISM AWARENESS month in the USA…. unfortunately South Africa does not acknowledge this as yet but that does not stop us from joining in as we did in the past.

My Facebook newsfeeds have been abuzz with all the educational updates which is great to see.I was thinking about what I could share to celebrate this month and after much thinking I decided to share a recent mother daughter chat I had with Leah, a few weeks ago someone had poked fun of her size at school and she was feeling hurt as a mother all i wanted to do was hunt down the other kid and give her a harsh reprimand but we have to remember that we are our children’s greatest teachers .

So in the spirit of Dwarfism Awareness Month I dedicated this post to my Daughter Leah..

My darling Leah .You have the power to create what you want, it’s inside of you and is more powerful that you can imagine. Sometimes we give so much power to words that’s we become consumed with bitterness this is when you lose sight of who you really are. Yes you are going to have good days and you will have bad days fact is  we all have those days but I’m here for you if you need me. No one has the right to make you feel bad. If someone says something offensive YOU have the choice as to how you respond to it, just remember this only YOU can give it the power to upset you. So next time someone insults you don’t give it any power…. give it back to them try not to react, instead breath deep and give yourself time to respond in a way you would be proud of. Sometimes in anger we say things we regret but a calm response will definitely make people think twice about their ignorant jokes and insults.. believe me even if you think your response  has not made an impact I’m telling you it has,  that person will never forget. The only person in charge of your emotions and thoughts is YOU, and you are more beautiful than you will ever know. Love you always and forever.