State: Shoreview, MN
Facility: Kids Abilities
Brianna is an 8-year old girl who has a very complicated medical history. She was born with multiple heart anamolies and was originally given a life expectancy of just 4 years. She spent the first 11 months of her life in the hospital and over the years, has had medical procedures and significant illnesses. Due to her susceptibility to illness, she was confined to her home for many years, unable to go into the community or even have other children over to play. Over the past year, she has been able to go outside a little more, and even attends school on a limited basis, which she adores. Brianna has defied all the odds. She has had to work hard in her therapy sessions to come as far as she has, including physical, occupational and speech therapies. Through it all, Brianna has maintained such a positive attitude. She is inquisitive, funny and demonstrates genuine love and concern for others.