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Study of Sports and Growth Hormone for Children


My name is Gina Daddario, a long time member of the MAGIC Foundation.  My daughter Daria was diagnosed with GHD when she was 10 years old and was on HGH until she reached puberty.  She is 24 now and 5 feet tall.

I am a professor at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where I teach courses on sport and media.  Have you noticed that most media coverage of HGH is about athletes who use it illegally to enhance their performance?  What I want to show instead is that there is a whole community of people who put their children in HGH programs to help stimulate their growth. 

Jamie Harvey, Co-Founder of MAGIC has kindly allowed me to share this message.  I really need your input so we can dispel media stereotypes about HGH as a sports or anti-aging drug only, and help share the more positive ways it is used to help children participate in life and in sports.

As parents of GHD children, I have just a few questions I’d like to ask you in a very short phone call or email.  If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact me either through my email address or my cell phone (540) 664-6579.  Your participation will be confidential. 


Thank you,

Gina Daddario, PhD

Lin Rong San Professor of Communication

Shenandoah University

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