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Paralympian Speaks Out

Will calls for dwarfism abuse to stop
Will Perry (OMK 2017-18)
Will Perry (OMK 2017-18)

Will, who was part of the MK Swim Programme when at Mount Kelly, was honoured when he was selected to represent Team GB in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics last summer. 

Will has a common form of dwarfism called achondroplasia and he says that said people like him are often filmed or laughed at in the street. When he and his fellow Paralympians were competing in Tokyo, the ridicule stopped, but since then he is once again subjected to discriminiation by the public.

He puts the abuse, and misunderstanding of achondroplasia, down to historical depictions of those with dwarfism as comical characters in films and on other platforms.  He is speaking out to tell people to stop it and to challenge others if they witness such abuse, and recently appeared on BBC news recently. 

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