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  • A Small Man With Big Dreams

    By Gaby Friedman

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Thirty-seven year old Ami Ankilewitz weighs just 39 pounds; he suffers from a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy, which has prevented his muscles from growing and functioning. As a result, his body is skeletal; his small, fragile bones seem mangled and twisted, thinly...

  • Unique Film Flies on

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Ami Ankilewitz, 34, weighs 39 pounds. He is lying on the front seat of car, because he cannot sit without support, and he occupies about half of the space that the seat creates. He is wearing leather pants, and sports a tattoo on his arm of the astrological sign Leo, and another that...