Deciding to come into this world 8 weeks premature and born with a blood disorder, severe anemia, jaundice and not knowing how to eat properly this lil spit fire has been defying odds and giving it all she has. I remember seeing her fight for her life in an incubator wondering what the world had in store for her and after being told there was a very good possibility that she would be delayed socially and academically my anxiety and fear rose for what her future held. Then terrifying me some more she found herself once again fighting for her life at the age of 6 when her body shut down and stopped reproducing red blood cells due to a virus when on a vacation in Florida.
Breaking the stereotype of being a home schooled child, she started the public school system at 2nd grade. She proved the school system wrong that a girl her age could indeed be educated and socialized enough to be where she needed to be, not where they wanted her to be. She didn't fit the age requirement as she was too young to be in 2nd grade, but they quickly found out she was up for the task if they just gave her the opportunity to shine. Fast forward to today, she is still one of the youngest kids in 9th grade while in advanced classes and rocking it with straight A's and she has the most amazing bonds and friendships with her peers
Stepping on a diving board for the first time at age 9 in 4th grade, the Coach said that very first practice .... "She was a natural". She dives with the utmost grace and style. She has 5 more meets to go but this small young Freshman is making a name for herself by ranking as the #1 diver out of all the High School divers.
Dream BIG Baby Girl ~ You GOT THIS!
Love ~ Mom