To help with her work, Arnold has her workstations customized to accommodate her height. For example, her desk is specially made, her lab coat is specifically tailored, and she sometimes uses a scooter so that she can travel throughout the hospital as quickly as her colleagues. In addition, all the hand sanitizer machines are installed where Arnold can reach them, while stepladders are on hand should she ever need them.
Dr. Arnold is living proof, then, that a disability doesn’t have to be an obstacle to pursuing a medical career. And even before The Little Couple aired, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran an article on her in 2001. “She’s really got this very lovely ability to connect with the kids and with parents. They trust her,” one of her colleagues was quoted as saying at the time. “If she were just a Little Person, it would be a novelty. The fact is, she’s a fabulous doctor.”