Jackson RoloffHe doesn’t allow anything to get in his way. 

It Little People, Big World star, who turned 5 in May, prepares for surgery in this exclusive clip from the June 14 episode. 

Jackson smiles and is carefree as he makes his way to the hospital. His parents are not so happy. Zach Roloff and Tori RoloffIt’s hard not to worry.

Tori explains that the surgery will involve putting screws into Tori’s growth plates in order to slow down his growth. His legs will remain bowed but they will straighten out over time.

Jackson was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism which causes the bones to grow abnormally. Tori explained that the surgery was performed to correct some bowing in Jackson’s legs. We selected the minimally invasive option.

Tori says the procedure is “supposed to be a quick recovery” and that while she and Zach have done their best to tell Jackson what’s going on, “He doesn’t know what’s happening. He doesn’t realize he’s about for surgery.