Alayna S.

Callie and Steven’s daughter Alayna was born on September 30, 2015, with a rare chromosomal disorder called DiGeorge Syndrome, among many other serious complications. “She is a very joyful baby even after all she has been through in her life so far,” her mother says. “Alayna has always decided her own path since the day we were told she would not live.” Even when she was on life support, “there were points where she would show us that her full-of-life self was still with us, and encouraged us to keep hope.”