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Kiah's Story

7 years old

Down Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Condition

Follow Updates

Meet Kiah

Whether you’re a new or old friend, Kiah loves to be close to people. And you’re sure to get a laugh and giggle out of her when she’s being spun around in someone’s arms!


Recent Updates

Kiah looked absolutely darling as a ladybug at our Fall Festival! She was enamored with the giant balloons, enjoyed the photo booth with her nanny, had a ladybug painted on her face, and made a cute pumpkin craft using her thumbprints. Kiah had fun running around the party and figuring out all there was to do—but we think she liked the candy booths the best!

Kiah absolutely loves going to her preschool class. When it’s time to go she runs down the hall and bursts into the room in excitement! There are stuffed animals inside the reading teepee, and she always goes straight for her favorite penguin. Kiah is happiest when she’s dressed up in her princess gown, holding her penguin, and eating a snack!

We often say Kiah is a little fish because of how much she loves the water. She is completely in her element there, splashing and swimming around in the pool. We all love pool days, but none of us more than Kiah!

We had so much fun celebrating Kiah’s seventh birthday recently! Kiah had a great time playing with the balloons at her party. We love her very much, and we’re praying for big and exciting things for her seventh year.

Kiah loves the playroom at Maria’s Big House of Hope. There’s a tunnel that she likes to lay in, roll around in, or play peek-a-boo in! Kiah’s a lot of fun, and we love her very much.

Kiah’s smile melts our hearts, and we’re smitten with her gruff laughter. She gives the biggest hugs, and she loves to play with the hair of whoever is holding her.

Kiah is having a great time in preschool, and her teacher is very proud of her.

We had a great time welcoming the Fall season to Maria’s with a festival. The children had fun dressing up in costumes and collecting treats like candy, stickers, and bubbles from different caregivers around the room. Kiah looked adorable dressed as Minnie Mouse, complete with a big red tutu and sparkly mouse ears!

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