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Byline: RACHEL MAINWARING Reporter rachel.mainwaring@walesonline.co.uk

RFellows has had fivelimb-lengthening operations in the past six years - but she's never let her condition stop her OBYN Fellows has had fivelimb-lengthening operations in the past six years - but she's never let her condition stop her living life to the full.

--ism called achondroplasia which means her limbs are out of proportion with the rest of her body, was overjoyed to meet gymnastic idol Louis Smith at the recent And the 11-year-old, of Haverfordwest, who was born with a form of dwarf-west, dwarf ism called achondroplasia which means her limbs are out of proportion with the rest of her body, was overjoyed to meet gymnastic idol Louis Smith at the recent live Tumble final.

And it came just a day after she got to meet another celebrity Chris Evans at the BBC studios when she was a guest on The One Show, presented by Ammanford's Alex Jones.

Mum Jane says Robyn's certainly been enjoying the attention. She said: "She's been quite the little celebrity and it's been great to see her enjoying herself so much. She was quite deflated when she went back to school on Monday. We've always just wanted her to enjoy life and she's certainly been doing that.

"It all came about because we did "It all came about because we did some filming for The One Show about Robyn's surgery, and how and why we made the decision to go through with it, some filming for The One Show about Robyn's surgery, and how and why we made the decision to go through with it, -vited on as guests last week. And while we were on air being interviewed, Louis Smith sent a video -viting her to the live final of Tumble. She and then we were invited on as guests last week. And while we were on air being interviewed, Louis Smith sent a video message to Robyn inviting her to the live final of Tumble. She was so excited.

"The next night, we "The next night, we went back to The One Show studios to watch Chris Evans because he's one of her idols and then the next night we got to watch the grand fi-nal. We were sat in the VIP area behind the contestants and it was a brilliant night because Robyn got to meet Louis and the other judges afterwards.

and the other judges afterwards.

"She managed to go to X Factor last year, thanks to Great Ormond Street, so she's had a fab time. But I've told her that's it now, she has to go to school and "She managed to go to X Factor last year, thanks to Great Ormond Street, so she's had a fab time. But I've told her that's it now, she has to go to school and be normal."

" When Robyn was five, her parents made the decision to put her through" When Robyn was five, her parents made the decision to put her through limb-lengthening procedures, which meant breaking her bones and having a metal frame inserted for months at a time.

meant breaking her bones and having a metal frame inserted for months at a time. In the past six years, she has had four on her legs, and one on her arms.

In the past six years, she has had four on her legs, and one on her arms.

Her legs have grown nine inches and her arms another two and Jane says it's been well worth it as she is able to live as normal a life as possible.

Jane says it's been well worth it as she is able to live as normal a life as possible.

"All we ever wanted was for her to have a "All we ever wanted was for her to have a normal life. Just things like being able to reach the light switch or open the fridge, things that other people take for granted, have meant a great deal to her. She's always loved gymnastics and she's hoping to do some more, especially now after meeting Louis Smith."

ing Louis Smith."
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