I was born on 26th April 1988 with a condition called diastrophic displasia (a rare form of dwarfism). You will have probably guessed my height as it’s the name of my website (3ft 7). So yes, I’m a dwarf and I wouldn’t change it, I believe God made me the way I am, so what’s the problem?…..Oh I know, There isn’t one!

I’m now 29 and wow what a phenomenal 29 years it has been! I’ve been brought up by the most amazing mother and father, Dawn & Dave, I may be a little biased, but they’re the greatest! They’ve been there for me since the day I was born, every second of it. Mum and Dad have always wanted the best for Phil, my brother and I, they’ve shown this by supporting us through our lives through the good and the bad times. Mum and Dad have always worked very hard for us to live life as a “normal” person would, such as being right by our sides when we’ve had major surgeries in hospital, ensuring we attended mainstream school, primary and secondary etc. They’ve always stood up and spoken up for us when needed which I can’t thank them enough for.

I was born on 26th April 1988 with a condition called diastrophic displasia (a rare form of dwarfism). You will have probably guessed my height as it’s the name of my website (3ft 7). So yes, I’m a dwarf and I wouldn’t change it, I believe God made me the way I am, so what’s the problem?…..Oh I know, There isn’t one!

I’m now 27 and wow what a phenomenal 27 years it has been! I’ve been brought up by the most amazing mother and father, Dawn & Dave, I may be a little biased, but they’re the greatest! They’ve been there for me since the day I was born, every second of it. Mum and Dad have always wanted the best for Phil, my brother and I, they’ve shown this by supporting us through our lives through the good and the bad times. Mum and Dad have always worked very hard for us to live life as a “normal” person would, such as being right by our sides when we’ve had major surgeries in hospital, ensuring we attended mainstream school, primary and secondary etc. They’ve always stood up and spoken up for us when needed which I can’t thank them enough for.

As a young boy I had many operations but I had two major ones. When I was three, I had a major one on my neck which has kept me with you today, thanks to a lot of prayers and support from family and friends. Then I had another when I was seven. where I had lizeroth frames to straighten out my legs and thanks to that I can walk as well as I can today.

 

I’ve always enjoyed playing sports and have competed many times over the years and have had success. I won the Welsh junior sports personality award three years in a row (2001, 2002 and 2003). I’ve played badminton, football and Boccia (a form of French boules). Badminton was probably my main sport and I’ve competed in many competitions over the last few years, national and world competitions, I was the UK Class 1 Champion for 9 years. I was chosen to represent Wales at the Beijing Paralympics 2008 as young advocate as part of the British council’s young advocate programme. In 2012 it was a great honour for me to have been chosen to carry the London 2012 Olympic Torch in my home town and in 2013 I was part of Team GBs World Dwarf Games team this was the last time I competed as I have now decided retire from competing at an international and national level.

 

In July 2010, I made the biggest move of my life and gave up my job and headed down under to Sydney Australia. Where I studied, Pastoral Leadership at Hillsong International Leadership College. I was there for a year and it was the most incredible year of my life in so many ways. It was an inspiring and stretching year, loved every second of it and my faith went to a whole ‘nother level. I came back to Wales in July 2011 and It was tough for 6-7months because I missed everything about Australia, the people, the college, the Church, the Aussie lifestyle, It was just the best.

2013 was a huge year for me in my career in TV, Film and stage. I presented my first television series called ‘Taith Fawr y Dyn Bach’ of 6 episodes on the Welsh Channel S4C which was aired early summer which with the hard work of a fantastic TV production company Cwmni Da we won an international award in The New York Festival Best TV and Film Awards. Also a second series is currently in production which will be aired in September 2014. Since then we have appeared in Born Small (2015, BBC1 Wales) Born Small: The Wedding (2016, BBC1 Wales) and Big Love (2017, BBCOne)
I’m also, coming up to my fourth pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I love to act on stage and especially love the panto Season. Rhyl Pavillion 11/12 – Theatre Royal, Bath 12/13, Stoke on Trent 13/14,  Rhyl Pavillion 14/15 season, Blackpool 15/16, Liverpool 16/17 and recently confirmed at St Helens 17/18.

2013 was a huge year for me in my personal life too as I met a beautiful girl called Chloe and I thank God for her more than once a day. We got married in August 2016 and I’m so greatful to have such a generous, sacrificial, understanding, caring, loving, funny, encouraging, thoughtful wife. I’m more than blessed!

 

I believe I’ve been put on this planet by God to accomplish a mission and every year will be full of different ones and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’m not bothered about what the missions are because God has my back in all situations and circumstances.