Grant is like many 6-year-old boys. He likes to read, he likes to play, and he likes to climb, but, sometimes, people think he and his 1-year-old brother are twins and the reason is he has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism. The Genetics Home Reference defines this disorder: "Diastrophic dysplasia is a disorder of cartilage and bone development. Affected individuals have short stature with very short arms and legs." They say about 1 out of every 100,000 newborns are born with it.
Amy (Pearce) Stone became this wonderful kid's mother when she married his father, Nate, at the end of last year. She made and shared this video about her son to show others what a huge heart he has. She said: "I am continually humbled by Grant, and his love, determination, and heart. He and I teamed up to try and help tear down the walls between little people and people of average height--and really between all people, in this little documentary. We hope that everyone will just see people as people, and love them for who they are."
Check out the video to hear him share his story in his own words.