Many girls dream of meeting their prince charming someday and start a family. Like all young girls, this primordial dwarf girl also hopes to meet her “Mr. Right” soon.
Hannah Kritzeck has many dreams that include being a star and falling in love, just like her friends. But, different from her peers, she was born with primordial dwarfism and is just 3 feet tall despite already being 20 years old.
Weighing just over 28 pounds, she is often not being treated as an adult and many think she is only 5 years old, the Huffington Post reported.
This is an extremely rare condition that affects only about 100 people in the world. It causes short stature and health problems such as the threat of brain aneurysms (bulging of the walls of blood vessels) and a shortened life span.
She has many medical needs such as the need to have annual MRI scans to check for signs of brain aneurysms. She has dental implants, as her teeth and mouth are too small. When she was young, two titanium rods were placed in her back due to scoliosis.
But, that does not affect Hannah from learning ballet, dancing and having her own voice coach. Being tiny, she wears children’s size four shoes and has to face normal challenges just like any other teenager.
She also hopes to have a family. “Just because I’m smaller, doesn’t mean I’m any different. Looking to the future, I’d like to get married and have my own family,” she said.
“Lots of my friends have boyfriends – I’d like to have a boyfriend, and I believe in romance – but I just haven’t got it yet. My ideal man would be someone with blue eyes, brown hair, and a mohawk – and someone who would protect me,” she described her dreams.
Hannah was adopted by Jackie and Larry Kritzeck at birth and grew up in Minnesota, USA. As she grew older, she became aware of the differences between herself and others.
“Growing up I always knew I was different from my brothers, Mark and Matt, and my sister, Kelly, who were average height. My mom and dad still made sure I had a normal childhood though. They lowered all the light switches and put stools in the bathroom and kitchen because I can’t reach the counter and sinks,” she said.
Despite her condition, she has an inspiring message to share, “My advice to anyone living with the condition would be to never give up on your dream, and keep trying.”