Anna R.

Anna, who has Down’s Syndrome, was born on February 22, 2013, with a duodenal atresia, perforated stomach, and other complications. She has two older siblings, Nathan, age 9, and Neva, age 7. “I’ve hardly got to know her,” says her mother. “It’s been recent that she’s awake. But she really surprises the staff—I especially love when someone tells me she won’t do something because she has Down’s, and then she does exactly what the said she can’t do.”

She loves watching Anna engage with the world. “Anna really likes to observe the world around her, listen to music, watch the mobile, stare at your face. She gets really wiggly when she is excited—if she sees you, she starts to kick and wiggle.”