Jarcho-Levin Syndrome Patients Meet for First Time in New TLC Program
April 21, 2016
Most of Destiny Dyer’s baby photos have one thing in common — they picture her in a cast.
The 22-year-old student from Bowling Green, Ky., was born with a severe brittle-bone disease that affects at most 10,000 people in the US. She’d broken more than 100 bones by the time she was 2, and she now stands at just 3 feet tall.
She is one of 12 individuals with rare, chronic disorders profiled on the new TLC show “Two in a Million,” premiering Wednesday at 10 p.m. Each episode in the six-part series connects two people who share the same medical condition, introducing them to perhaps the only person who can truly understand the pain, struggles and isolation of their everyday lives. They spend one week together, traveling to meet a doctor and inspiring each other to try new things like visiting a big city, learning to drive in a specially designed vehicle, taking part in team sports, or preparing for their first job interview. Here are the stories of three.
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