Poppy N.

Poppy interacts with peers without using words

August 19, 2016

Despite not being able to speak, Poppy never lets Angelman Syndrome stop her bright personality from shining through

Now entering kindergarten, Poppy's parents are fighting to get her into the same school as her older sister, Ainsley. The two sisters have always shared a special bond and attending the same school would assure that Poppy is not left behind. Her father Tom explains, "Our goal is that, even though she has a disability, she will never be excluded or not given the opportunities of any other kid her age. Even though she doesn't speak, other kids are drawn to her and it just fills my heart with joy to see that she interacts and communicate just fine with kids her age. That makes me think it's the adults that really have challenges to overcome related to her disability."

"She continues to use the equipment that Chive Charities provided on a daily basis. Her iPad is always nearby and her safety bed is her own special space."