James Lusted, presenter of Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach (The Small Man’s Big Journey) believed that that this new S4C series, broadcast in June, opened viewers eyes to the lives of some extraordinary people and their disabilities. James, from Llandrillo yn Rhos in the county of Conwy, was born with a condition called diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism. He is twenty five years old and is three foot, seven inches tall. On Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach, he travels throughout Wales and meets Charlotte Doherty who has Cerebral Palsy, Haf Thomas who has Down’s Syndrome, Hannah Stevenson who has vision impairment, Sara Jones who has Multiple Sclerosis, Sara Wheeler who has Waardenburg Syndrome and Daniel Jones who’s autistic.
“What the series does, I think, is show that it’s the people who are important, and not the disability. You should always see the person first.”
Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach
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