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bella-update-2016Bella June 2016

Girl, 4 years old

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed June 21, 2016

Bella was born in May 2012 and has Down Syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect.  Bella sits on her own and walks with assistance.  She is not yet potty-trained, but working toward this milestone.  She does not appear to understand the speech of others, but communicates with gestures and vocalizations.  She responds to her name.  Bella is generally active, enjoys playing with other children and eats with the help of her caretakers.

Update March 2017:  Bella is described as an active, friendly and energetic girl.  She walks independently and uses some signs to communicate.  She is working on potty-training, but is still inconsistent in notifying others of her toileting needs.  Bella’s heart defect has not yet been surgically addressed. She receives physical therapy and pedagogical assistance.

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