However, all he needed was to sit near the front of the class and have his worksheets blown up so he could read them.Little Levi, as he is known by friends and family, was then put into general education classes in the middle of 3rd grade (eight years old).It took a year for Levi to receive the diagnosis of JMC; initially his parents were relieved to learn he had a form of dwarfism unaware of the future complications. 'I just knew at that moment that I was going to do everything I could for him to get the best quality of life for him.'Since then the family have had to get used to making many visits to hospitals across the country.
At the moment Levi is 3ft 1in tall - the average height for an 11-year-old boy is approximately 4ft 7in.Because of his condition Levi also cannot play any contact sports – even a friendly tussle with playmates could be life threatening. Determined their son would survive, she and Joseph Krystosek had to feed Levi every two hours just to try and build up his strength.Levi said: 'How it makes me different from the other kids at school is I can't play contact sports.'His mother, Dona, added: 'He is not allowed to jump. When he started school, Levi, who can only see out of one eye, failed Kindergarten twice and was put into a special needs class.Remember, 100% of your purchase fuels the fight for LGBTQ equality and makes you an active member of the Human Rights Campaign.An 11-year-old boy is 'one-in-a-million' because he is one of just 30 people across the world with a rare form of dwarfism.