On February 02, 2013 Arizona made a leap forward by Proclaiming October as Dwarfism Awareness Month.
As of late, little people and their families have been slapped in the face by the Fort McDowell Casino who is barraging the airwaves with television commercials promoting "Extreme Midget Wrestling" to be featured on August 10, 2013. Little People work tirelessly to rise above negative stereotypes and prove that they are equals in society. They are doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, etc., and should be treated with the utmost respect - just as everyone else - no more, no less. Imagine if you were that professional who worked twice as hard your entire career only to be humiliated when your peers viewed those indignant commercials, obliterating everything you worked so hard for. More than 80% of children with dwarfism have average-height parents and siblings. Arizona has had an influx of dwarf babies as of recent. Imagine if you were that new parent who was scared and unsure of their child's future and viewed those absurd commercials, leaving you awake every night wondering if that was the only future your own child would have. Please help us educate the Fort McDowell Casino as to the harm they are causing little people and their families, as well as patrons to the establishment. It only takes a minute of your time to sign - and will make a lifetime of difference... Thanks in advance for your consideration.