Anderson opened today's program sharing one of his new favorite YouTube videos and asking viewers to send him theirs. Then he introduced us to the Johnstons, a married couple of achondroplasia dwarfs standing about four feet tall and their five children (two biological and three adopted); all dwarf as well~
The Johnstons shared the challenges they face in their daily lives and how they cope. It was a heartwarming story of how two parents teach their children about the importance of self esteem in helping them deal with the challenges they face from strangers, and life in general. Amber feels it is her mission to educate people. We met Trent's parents and the health challenges of dwarfs was also discussed. Anderson had a surprise for Amber, a front loading washer and dryer, and gifts for each of the children.
Next up Anderson introduced us to 13-year-old Dugan Smith who survived bone cancer and his parents ~
Dugan's doctor, Dr. Joel Mayerson, was in the audience to discuss Dugan's case. There were surprises for Dugan as well; a baseball signed by CC Sabathia (NY Yankees star pitcher for the non-baseball fans), then CC made an appearance and gave Dugan a jersey, invited him to an event in NYC on November 12th (and be part of CC's team, CC's wife was in the audience and there were three tickets for Game 4 of the World Series this Sunday donated by Major League Baseball.
Anderson was in the audience for a couple of Ask Anderson questions and left us with the three things he wants us to remember from today's show ~
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