Meet CaLeigh and her family. She is as precious on the inside as she appears on the outside. She loves to laugh, at everything — fast blinking eyes, funny noises, and being tickled. Her siblings Carter and Cameron love her to pieces, as do her daddy and mommy!
When sweet CaLeigh was only 5 months old, she was diagnosed with Microcephaly, a rare neurological condition in which an infant’s head is significantly smaller than the heads of other children of the same age and gender, and can lead to developmental issues; there are currently no treatments.
Soon after that shocking diagnosis, she was also diagnosed with Failure to Thrive (growth failure), then Strabismus, followed by Cerebral Palsy and most recently Cortical Visual Impairment.
This cutie pie is easy to please; she’s stayed strong and persistent through it all, including multiple surgeries and being dependent on a feeding tube as her means to receive her daily source of nutrition.
CaLeigh has a rare gene difference and there are only five other girls similar to her that we know of in the United States. Some may call her condition “rare” — but we think she’s one-of-a-kind extra super special.
A big thank you to Amber Sovorsky of http://www.AmberL.com for donating her time and talent to CaLeigh and her brave family.