Meet Kira - 2020
Kira's nominator Jessica writes "Kira is the perfect kiddo for your Memorial Princess Session. Kira was born with a mitochondrial disease that causes her body to not convert fat to energy. As a result, ensuring that she eats food is necessary and her diet is restricted heavily. Kira suffered from seizures for many years and due to her disorder, she experienced developmental delays and is considered special needs. Her mom and I taught together and that is where I met the amazing Kira. This ten year old has so much spunk and gets excited over everything! She loves to do musical theater and isn't shy. Last year she got a service dog named Hera and the two wear matching clothes because dressing up is one of Kira's favorite things. Unfortunately, in March, Kira got really sick and ran a fever for over 80 days. Contrary to what the doctors first thought, she tested positive for COVID. Now, several months later, she is still experiencing extreme fatigue. They did a news story on her : https://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/9-year-old-battling-covid-effects-five-months-after-getting-sick/85-3f5137bc-c4fe-479e-8cb9-e326708c4740?fbclid=IwAR1-8Je9c5DtcUTLP-cayWjm2Rz8HubRlrrdF5GQFSf_feHey4nVl5B59tc Kira and her family have been through so much the last ten years and her mom ended up having to quit teaching last year because of Kira's constant appointments. There isn't much known about her disorder and new things pop up randomly. For example, last year Kira developed tics. She has been such a trooper through the last several months and I feel like Kira deserves to feel like the special girl that she is. Please consider Kira!"
When I called Kira's mom to chat about her, one of the first things her mom said was (utterly deapan) "Kira hates pink.. because it's my favorite color."
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