Jump to navigation. I'm only 4'5 but have No health problems besides thyroid and cholesterol. Hi Lynda, It sounds like your health issues are managed, so no, unless you are ill and actually unable to work, you will not qualify. Hi there, Generally people with dwarfism would not call themselves 'midgets' and may consider the word offensive. I went ahead and changed the title of this thread, because obviously someone who was previously moderating the forum did not catch it. Dwarfism is a medical condition.
Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, president of the Little People of Manitoba, said the organization met with Sport Manitoba this summer to discuss getting rid of the term and a second meeting is scheduled for January. Currently, there are midget hockey and football leagues in the province featuring athletes from 15 to 17 years old. Leagues with an age level below midget 13 to 14 years old are sometimes referred to as minor-midget. While it will be up to the individual leagues and sports groups to make the change, Sport Manitoba said they are on board with the move.
Dwarfism , also known as short stature , occurs when an organism is extremely small. In cases of proportionate dwarfism , both the limbs and torso are unusually small. Intelligence is usually normal, and most have a nearly normal life expectancy.
This page is for personal, non-commercial use. The tiny MG Midget and its near-identical sibling, the Austin-Healey Sprite sold well in North America during its production run, because everyone likes a cheap and fun two-seat convertible. With the exception of the occasional super-original or nicely restored examples, though, the Midget never has been worth serious money, which means that thousands of these cars languish as get-to-it-someday projects in the driveways, yards, and garages of the land.