During the trip, the family heads off to the jungle for what should have been a fun hike, but the mood soon turns dark and before you know it sparks are flying and tensions are running high.
After hours of struggling through the jungle on his crutches, Matt—who was born with diastrophic dysplasia, a degenerative dwarfism that has caused him to have to undergo numerous painful operations throughout his 51-years—is brought literally to tears, and his distressed and angry state causes him to lash out and to question his future with Amy.
“Sometimes I don’t want to be a little person,” Matt tells Amy as he collapses onto the floor, visibly in pain from the hiking exertion. “I want to walk with the whole family but I can’t.
“This is not my thing—this highlights the differences between us—right here, OK—this is not the kind of stuff I do, I mean, I love it but I’m not able to physically go up there.”
Then the anger starts in earnest.
“I wish I could keep up with activities like this, but I can’t!” Mat screams at Amy. “I can’t keep up! This is just as far as I can go—I’m done. I mean, it’s the end of the road, I don’t know where we are at right now, we just have differences.”
You can watch the whole dramatic episode of Little People, Big World: Welcome to the Jungle, Tuesday at 10/9c on TLC.
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