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TLC star to share inspirational story at Penn State Fayette

Matt Roloff
Matt Roloff
3/23/2011 —

Matt Roloff, who is best known as a star of The Learning Channel’s “Little People, Big World,” will share his inspirational story March 31 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The free event is open to the public and will take place noon at the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center on Campus. While the event is free, reservations are required by calling 724-430-4271.

Roloff has been diagnosed with diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism that caused him to undergo several surgeries as a child. Throughout the procedures, Roloff showed a great zest for life and resilience that he later applied to his professional life. Roloff operates a successful family farm in Oregon; has authored two books; was a top salesman for a Fortune 500 technology company; co-founded Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy; has served as national president of Little People of America; and owns Direct Access Solutions, a manufacturing company specializing in mobility equipment designed for little people.

Roloff and his family—including his wife Amy and their children Molly, Jacob, and fraternal twins Jeremy and Zachary—welcomed viewers into their family through “Little People, Big World.” Tens of millions of people around the world have tuned in to follow the lives of the Roloffs.  Each week viewers would watch as the Roloffs put their unique spin on doing everyday tasks such as going grocery shopping, participating in sports and working on their farm.

Since the series finale of “Little People, Big World” aired December 2010, Roloff has been traveling the country to share his story to inspire people to overcome life’s challenges and to live their dreams.

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