peoplepill id: madge-bester
World's shortest living woman
|Intro||World's shortest living woman|
|Birth||26 April 1963|
The details (from wikipedia)
Madge Bester (born 26 April 1963) is the world's former shortest living woman. From South Africa, she measures 2 ft 1.5 in (65 cm) in height which was measured in 1991. Bester has osteogenesis imperfecta, which is characterized by brittle bones, and uses a wheelchair. She has been a campaigner for disability rights, holding a 1998 press conference on the issue accompanied by Lin Yih-Chih, the world's smallest man.
Bester lives in a retirement village in Bloemfontein. Her mother Winnie, who died in 2001, also suffered from osteogenesis imperfecta and measured only 70 cm.
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