The story of Quaden Bayles has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world. The 9-year-old's heartfelt moment has created an opening to talk more deeply about bullying, particularly when it comes to minority populations, including dwarves.

There are an estimated 5 million people in the U.S. who meet the technical standard for some form of "short-stature", of being an adult under 5 feet tall. However, only about one in every 40,000 children are born with some form of Achondroplasia, which is the most common form of condition casually referred to as "dwarfism."

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