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Daniela
5 years old

Down Syndrome, congenital heart disease

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Meet Daniela

What a joy it is to know Daniela! She is full of spunk, and we adore her. She is very loving, gives the best hugs, and easily melts the hearts of those around her. When she hugs, she snuggles in and pats your back as she hugs you. It is the sweetest thing.

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Recent Updates

Daniela looked fancy in her Belle princess dress as she danced around the Fall Festival! It was such a joy to watch her having fun as she went from booth to booth collecting candy. Daniela hung out by the bowl of Dum Dum suckers for a long time and even began to pass them out to her friends. We love her big heart.

Daniela had the best time celebrating her fifth birthday in preschool! She loved having “Happy Birthday” sung to her so much that we sang it three times, and each time she clapped with joy wearing a big, wide smile. Happy birthday, Daniela! We adore you and your loving, fun personality so much!

It’s been a fun and busy summer for Daniela. She recently moved to Maria’s Big House of Hope, and is adjusting well. She had a blast at pool day! She kept busy moving from pool to pool and playing with all the toys.

Daniela recently moved to the Care Center in Beijing. She has transitioned well and is bonding with her nannies. We’re excited that Daniela is now attending preschool! She’s very attentive and interested in everything that goes on, and we’re thankful she has this opportunity.

Lately, Daniela’s favorite things to play with are dolls. More often than not, you’ll find her with one in hand when you visit her room. She is kind and gentle with them, and we love getting these glimpses into Daniela’s nurturing spirit.

Daniela is wonderful at giving hugs. She wraps her arms tightly around your neck, and gives lots of pats on your back. It will brighten up even the hardest of days to see her running up to you with her arms held high.

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