Sharing their stories.

When your son or daughter is diagnosed with a growth disorder, it can be helpful to know that other families have been in your shoes. Here, children with growth disorders and their parents share stories about their diagnosis and the treatment journey.

Norditropin patient Aria

Getting referred to a specialist.

Featuring: Aria (Child) and Shauna (Mom)

Diagnosis: Growth hormone deficiency

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"Talk to your pediatrician about it. But if they're not taking you seriously enough, go see a pediatric endocrinologist."- Shauna, Aria's Mom
Norditropin patient Brett

Late diagnosis.

Featuring: Brett (Child) and Karla (Mom)

Diagnosis: Growth hormone deficiency

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"I wish I’d been more of an advocate for him sooner. And I want people to know that there is hope. There is treatment … and there’s something that can be done about growth hormone deficiency. Don’t wait until it gets too long.” - Karla, Brett's Mom
Norditropin patient Sara

Finding support.

Featuring: Sara (Child) and Leslie (Mom)

Diagnosis: Turner syndrome

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“We were able to meet other girls and women with Turner’s. Some that had been treated, and some that had been not treated. And it was really eye-opening to see the difference in that. And it made us very thankful.”- Leslie, Sara's Mom
Norditropin patient Colton

Overcoming obstacles.

Featuring: Colton (Child) and Amanda (Mom)

Diagnosis: Noonan syndrome

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“I really didn’t want to switch...because Norditropin® is the only brand FDA-approved for the indication of Noonan syndrome.”- Amanda, Colton's Mom
Norditropin patient Josh

Delayed diagnosis.

Featuring: Josh (Child) and Shannah (Mom)

Diagnosis: Growth hormone deficiency

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“So if I could give advice to another boy like me, I might tell them to not give up trying … figure out like what’s going on … stay determined, really.”- Josh, Norditropin® Patient
Norditropin patient Emmy

The stim test.

Featuring: Emmy (Child) and Amanda (Mom)

Diagnosis: Growth hormone deficiency

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“I was hopeful and excited that we had finally figured out what was going on, and that we were going to be able to address it …”- Amanda, Emmy's Mom
Norditropin patient Logan

Part of daily life.

Featuring: Logan (Child), Janie-Lynn (Mom), and Scott (Dad)

Diagnosis: Growth hormone deficiency

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“At first, it was daunting to hear our daughter needed a daily injection. But now it's just part of daily life. Looking back, I would have done one thing different: I would have started growth hormone earlier. I wouldn't have been so hesitant.”- Janie-Lynn, Logan's Mom
Shannah, Amanda, and Shauna, moms of Norditropin patients, walking together

3 families, 3 unique stories.

Featuring: Aria, Emmy, and Josh (Children) and Shauna, Amanda, and Shannah (Moms)

Diagnosis: Growth hormone deficiency

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“If you’ve gotten to the point where a pediatric endocrinologist is recommending a stim test and you have concerns about your child’s growth, I would recommend that you go forward with it.”- Amanda, Emmy's Mom

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