Meet Hannah Kritzeck, a 19-year-old girl who loves hanging out with friends, dancing, singing, shopping, and talking about boys in her hometown in Hugo, MN. She Looks Like A Normal Teenage Girl, But The Truth? WHOAH!
As soon as you see Hannah, you’ll understand what makes her so very different — and special! Hannah was born with primordial dwarfism, a rare condition that only affects about 100 people in the world, which causes short stature and health problems, including the threat of brain aneurysms and a shortened life-span.
Hannah was adopted by Jackie and Larry Kritzeck at birth and grew up in Minnesota, USA, but soon she learned her normal teenage experiences were going to be different from those of her friends.
According to the tiny teenager, she is only 3.5 feet tall and weighs just 30 pounds (just over two stone). People with this rare form of dwarfism usually have a life expectancy of under 30 years but Hannah chooses not to be frightened and to enjoy every moment she can.
Her condition comes with many medical needs including annual MRI scans to check for the possibility of brain aneurysms and because her teeth and mouth are so small she has dental implants. She also developed scoliosis and had two titanium rods placed in her back when she was young. But despite the limitations posed by her condition, Hannah has never let it get in her way to do things like that of a normal teenage girl.
However, the bubbly teen lives life to the fullest by doing normal teenager things but her real passion is to someday be a star. She also spends her free time taking hip-hop and ballet classes and has her own voice coach.
small in size, but big in talent.”
Not only that, Hannah also hopes to someday have her own reality TV show and find her soul mate. Awwwhhh!
Hannah’s story is truly inspiring and her energy is completely contagious. It’s impossible not to smile at her amazing outlook on life.