Down syndrome, CHD
Sweet Ashley was born in August of 2009 and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, 1st degree of prematurity, hypotrophy 2nd degree (20%) and congenital heart defect. Ashley loves music and dances to the beat whenever music is played. She is able to sit up unassisted and can pull up onto furniture. Her caretakers state that she is a lovely and happy little girl.
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From a family who met Ashley in May 2014: Ashley is a very active girl, despite not yet being able to walk. She especially enjoys riding the rocking horse in her room. Ashley does not yet notify her caretakers when she needs to use the restroom, but they report that she is very clean and stays dry during the day by using the potty on the orphanage schedule. When we presented Ashley with the gift of a stuffed animal, she imitated my giving it a hug and then also lavished a big raspberry kiss on it.