Ralph Zerr, a 50-year-old from Northwest Kansas with Achondroplasia Dwarfism, was suffering from back pain as a result of his spinal cord shrinking over time and restricting the nerve endings where the spinal cord goes through the pelvis and spinal canal. Ralph found Dr. Anant Kumar, spine surgeon at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, and knew he was in the right hands given his specialized training for spine care and familiarity with Achondroplasia Dwarfism. Dr. Kumar pulled in the team to meet with Ralph before surgery and prepped them on his condition for a seamless experience. Ralph is thankful to be up and walking again and highly recommends Presbyterian/St. Luke’s to those with Dwarfism.