Tenable’s Warwick Davis once described the moment when doctors told his parents that keeping him alive was a “death sentence”.
In addition, the 51-year-old star said his parents were treated “terribly”.
What happened to Tenable star Warwick Davis?
Speaking in The guard Warwick, who was featured regularly in the My Family Values newspaper in 2012, said he was born with a rare condition called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED).
The condition means that prenatal deformities appear and can affect a person’s growth.
“Medical science was not what it is today, and my parents were treated terribly by the medical profession,” Warwick said on the column.
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“They were told I wouldn’t live long and I would be dead before I was a teenager.
“But they said, ‘No, whatever you think Warwick is going to rewrite the rules here.'”
And now, later with a family of his own, he said he was “leading his best life”.
Warwick continued, “It must have been incredibly difficult to have a child who was very, very different and very, very small.”
The star also described how doctors spread the news about Warwick’s SED.
After his father asked a few questions about his height, the doctor left the room and muttered, “It’s just your son …”
What happened to Warwick’s children?
Warwick and actress Samantha’s wife have two children – 23-year-old Annabelle and 18-year-old Harrison.
Unfortunately, their first two children, Lloyd and George, died after surviving only a short time after giving birth.
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While George was stillborn, Lloyd suffered from a combination of hereditary diseases such as SED and achondroplasia.
Warwick said Lloyd’s lungs were just too small to support him without the aid of a machine, and the couple had to make the tragic decision to turn the Tot’s life support off.
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