Emily shows everyone that a positive attitude makes a big difference.
Emily spent some time in ICU as a little baby, and while being a child with Down syndrome means she may need extra attention, “she’s ready to try her hand at just about anything”, says mom Gina.
Being involved in activities gives Emily the opportunities to continually stimulate her mental and physical development. Whether it’s improving her balance or counting skills, by working with a therapist who helps motivate and support her to get to the next level in her development, Emily’s self-esteem flourishes with every milestone. Variety has been there to fund specialized physical therapy to ensure Emily has a great outlet for that positive energy.
The regular physical activity has helped Emily gain confidence and motor coordination and her big smile is the perfect sign of success.