Lenny Roth's bone-lengthening procedure
"I am one of the shortest people I know," says Lenny Roth, who has a rare genetic bone disorder that stunted his height.
Roth's bones are being lengthened in a millimeter-by-millimeter mechanical process that will make him taller.
A sophomore at the University of Connecticut majoring in accounting, Roth has taken a leave of absence to undergo bone-lengthening, a technique performed for a variety of reasons.
As a youngster, Roth said, being taller wasn't important: "I just wanted to go outside and play. But when I went to college it did become an issue. I am one of the shortest people I know."