She is my Pride, not my Embarrassment
You see this beautiful girl? She is my little Rhea. My pride and my job but also one that gives me the most stress. She can keep me awake worried for hours and then make up for it with just a little smile in her beautiful eyes.
Rhea was born in 2011 as a child with special needs. What does that mean?
Born prematurely weighing less than a kilogram (890 grams), smaller than Ziv’s hand with medical problems we’d never heard of before.
She changed our lives FOREVER.
Look at her today!! Such an inspiration. Still tiny but strong, persistent, daring and willful. This girl proves to me every day that no matter what the doctors say – she will not let anything stop her from living the life she deserves.
- Born with five VSDs in her heart - today not one left and without surgery. Just a full happy heart.
- She can only see the world in 2D, not 3D. She has no depth of vision so the stairs look flat to her and yet she loves climbing. She dares to climb the tallest monkey bars in every park she goes.
- With low muscle tone and crooked legs, we wondered if she’d be able to walk. Thankfully she had a dad that wouldn’t give up. Fighting tears as he pushed her harder every single day with her physiotherapy exercises. Today she runs and climbs stairs backward.
- With partial Corpus Colosseum coordination between left and right is a challenge. So the doctors said bicycle and swimming may not be possible for her… but she rides her bike like a pro and swims like a mermaid coming first in the last swimming race recently.
- Most importantly she doesn’t care what people think of her. She’s the happiest person to be around. With the softness in her eyes and a mischievous little behavior, there’s never a time when she walks into the room and doesn’t get noticed.