The Girl Who Didn't Grow

Wednesday 1 October, 9.30pm

Real Life: The Girl Who Didn’t Grow sees the personal story of Nicolette Half – a very little girl. Nine-year-old Nicolette stands less than a metre tall – and that’s about as big as she’ll ever grow. She has primordial dwarfism, a rare condition. The odds: about one in 150 million. Her parents know of just two other little girls like her – the same age and size – in the world today.

This documentary looks at the personal, medical, educational, and social battle of this little girl. It shows the tale of a mother’s love for her special child, and joins this family as they search for what this tiny girl’s future might be.

As part of the journey of Real Life: The Girl Who Didn’t Grow, Nicolette meets other primordial dwarves, including 10-year-old Hannah from Minnesota. Hannah is one of more than 2000 little people who attended a world conference of the Little People of America, in Florida.

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  • Robert LeHane

    I just watch the episode on Discovery Heath here in America,
    I am not sure how long ago this show recorded but after seeing it I felt really touched. I would like to offer my services to make custom material items so she could do everyday things in school and around the home. My service would be free of charge. If you would like to contact me feel free anytime I would be more then happy to help.

    God Bless you Nicolette you are a treasure!!

  • sandi

    I JUST FINISHED WATCHING “THE GIRL WHO DIDN’T GROW” ON THE TLC CHANNEL. I WENT ON LINE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT BUT
    COULDN’T FIND ANYTHING ELSE. CAN YOU PLEASE DIRECT ME TO MORE INFO
    ON THE SUBJECT PRESENTED?