Jennifer's Open Road


    Team Here, There & Everywhere


Pediatrician/TV Star [TLC's The Little Couple]

“If it's not meant to be, you'll find out for yourself. But don't let anyone persuade you.”


Medicine Television


Courage Experience Goals Passion Opportunity Values Pressure Perseverance Struggle Chance Planning Doubt Transitions Fulfillment Fear Community Instincts Support & Encouragement


Helping People


  • Because she'd had so many surgeries as a child, she'd been around doctors, had an interest in medicine.
  • She wasn't sure if she would be able to be a doctor because of her height.
  • Realized that no college student knows if they can be a doctor; "you haven't done it yet."
  • Went for it, made it clear in her essays that she was a little person.
  • Was accepted into her dream school, Johns Hopkins University; they didn't think her height would be a problem.
  • Felt good about that acceptance because at other schools, she'd had to spend her interviews defending her abilities.
  • Says her resilience comes from her belief that "life is short"; she wants to enjoy every moment she can.
  • Now works as a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital and stars on a reality show about her family life.

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