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By xiexgp@gmail.com, July 24, 2014

Lynn Pozmanter was worried. Although she and her husband, Murray, were of average height, their beloved daughter Lauren always was short. And she knew it. When she asked her mom and dad why she was so short, they would say: ”You’ll grow, you’ll grow.”
By the time she was 12 years old and only 4’ 5”, she had fallen off the bottom of the growth chart. Finally, her doctor referred her to an endocrinologist. He found that she had growth hormone deficiency – her body did not produce enough growth hormone to stimulate normal growth. Further tests determined she was not about to grow much taller without medical intervention.
The specialists put her on human growth hormone. She grew 7 inches in two years, until her bones fused in puberty. She may stay on low dose human growth hormone for a few more years, to gain a few extra inches.
Patricia Costa was worried too. Her daughter also was short. By the time Nicole fit on a tricycle, kids her age were on two-wheelers. Sometimes short children can’t reach a water fountain or the lavatory in school, and the other kids make fun of them. Nicole’s day camp went to an amusement park that had a height requirement to go on the rides. Everyone rode except Nicole.
Nicole was on human growth hormone from age 8 to 13. Today, she’s a happy 5’ 2” adult.
Both of these kids were heroes, because they had to get a growth hormone shot every day – Lauren for two years and counting, Nicole for five years. Every day. Like juvenile diabetes, the diagnosis was a sentence to being stuck with a needle every day.
Until now. One company invented and patented needle-free injectors that could handle human growth hormone, administering the precise amount needed to boost a child’s growth, without needing to painfully stick the child everyday.


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