Bill & Jen aren’t your typical couple. He is a serial entrepreneur and she is a board certified neonatologist. He received his bachelor degree from NYU and has consulted and generated millions in incremental revenue for companies like GE Healthcare, Siemens and Tyco Healthcare. She received her bachelor degree from University of Miami, a Masters of Education from University of Pittsburgh and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is now the Medical Director of a state-of-the-art simulation center at Texas Children’s Hospital and is a practicing physician at the largest NICU in the country. But that’s not what makes them unique.
He stands at 4 feet and has a rare variation of a skeletal dysplasia called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia (or SED) and has had more than 20 surgeries. She stands at just 3 foot 2 has a similar, and also rare type of dwarfism called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Type Strudwick, has had more than 30 surgeries – and yet this too is not what makes this couple unique!
Where they truly differentiate themselves from other people is in their ability to persevere through difficult times, triumph over adversity and all the while, find enthusiasm with every challenge that comes their way. And they do it together. A true power couple – that draw from each other to reach new heights in their careers and personal lives.
Together, Bill & Jen also lead interesting (and uniquely public) private lives: They are featured on TLC's docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows their personal and professional lives and have chronicled more than 120 episodes, which are currently airing in more than 40 countries around the world! They have also appeared on television programs, magazines and periodicals including Oprah, The Today Show, GMA, Dr. OZ, The Doctors, Wendy Williams, People Magazine, Anderson Cooper, Katie and CNN among others.
The show, which started in 2008, has also proven to be an invaluable vehicle to help break down barriers and educate people around the country about people with disabilities. As the show continues, they are embarking on their greatest adventure yet… parenthood. Their new additions, William and Zoey, are keeping them on their toes. Most recently, Jen was also diagnosed and successfully treated for a rare form of cancer. She entered remission recently and is on the road back to a 'normal, crazy busy schedule'.
Among the latest achievements is the collaborative work entitled "Life is Short (No Pun Intended)", a New York Times Best Selling autobiographical work. The book, which is written from both of their perspectives, dives into the details of their childhood,