Life as an average newlywed can be rough enough without publicly airing the matrimonial adjustments that happen behind closed doors. Tuesday, TLC. Continuing their franchise of featuring little people, TLC will give viewers a deeper look into the married life of Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein , who happen to be dwarfs. Shot mostly in Houston, the episode series chronicles their first year of marriage.
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Jen Arnold and her husband Bill Klein bringing positivity and an optimistic attitude to life, no matter the circumstance. Bill has a rare variation of a skeletal dysplasia called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia or SED and has had more than 20 surgeries in his lifetime, while Jen stands at just 3' 2" and has a similar, and also rare, type of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Strudwick. As you can imagine, the pair both found growing up with their disabilities hard, with Bill, in particular, admitting that he was bullied and beaten throughout his early years and into college. It didn't get any easier when he went to college either, writing about how one evening eight fellow New York University students threw objects at him and called him derogatory names. The bullying led to Bill drinking heavily, and he wrote how he would often spend nights in the city's East Village downing beer. The dad-of-two made the decision not to jump, and admitted that "things got better after that night on the ledge", including meeting his first girlfriend. Jen, a neonatologist, wrote in their autobiography that her school friends in Florida were kinder but that she was often in and out of school due to surgeries, which left her feeling lonely.
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However, during the second adoption process while in India, Arnold experienced unusual symptoms and came home early. Afterward, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. What led you to enter the medical field?
Jennifer Arnold a neonatologist , who both have skeletal dysplasia. Arnold is They moved from New York City , after Jen completed her pediatric residency and masters of medical education at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The show begins with the couple having just moved to Houston , Texas , where the series has documented the customized building of their home and attempts to have a child.