Once again, small people, big world worried about Jackson Roloff.
Earlier this week, Tori Roloff shared a video on Instagram of her kids dancing around their living room.
It was cute, it was cute… and it even featured the aforementioned six-year-old at one point looking like this:
As you can tell, Jackson’s legs are screwed. Or bow down, He is dancing on the outside of this body part, prompting many viewers to express concern.
“I’m so nervous for Jackson’s feet!!” For example, one person commented.
“He seems to be walking on his feet. Helpless child!!” another added.
A third seemed confused and even a little accusing, writing in the comment: “Not meant to be rude or ugly, but why can’t Jackson’s legs be straightened.”
This is not the first time such an issue has been raised.
Like his father and grandparents, Jackson was born with achondroplasia, a condition that comes with certain physical deformities – the most notable of which is bowing of the legs.
In May, viewers of a similar video posted by Jackson’s mother also commented on her legs.
About six months ago, Jackson had a procedure done on these lower extremities, which came after Zach Roloff admitted to fans:
“I think this is the beginning of a long journey.”
In the wake of this latest surgery, Zach added, referencing his eldest child:
“He’s good. It’s hard because the screws in his legs help straighten the leg as he grows.
“Well for him, he might grow up [an] inches per year so it is hard to see and will not become apparent for some time.
,[An] You will see a difference very quickly compared to the average person having the same surgery.
Thankfully, achondroplasia does not affect one’s mental ability or lifespan.
But Matt Roloff had to undergo more than 15 surgeries as a child, mostly on his back.
There is a strong possibility that as he grows up, Jackson will continue to struggle with physical limitations, like his sister, father and grandparents.
But he appears to be a happy child and, in terms of any real long-term understanding and/or seriousness, appears to be a relatively healthy child.
We’ve seen plenty of photos on social media of Jackson playing basketball and football, one of the sports his father (again, with the same condition) excels at as an adult.
In October of 2019, Tori shared her “biggest challenge” as a mother of a young child in relation to her first child.
“I think my biggest fear is that she’s being treated younger than her age.
“He’s totally capable, and I never want him to think he can’t do something because I do it for him,” she wrote to a fan on Instagram.
“Being more involved in the dwarf community now, I’ve seen a lot of kids who are struggling through puberty, and we’ve had a lot of luck [Jackson],