When Amy and Stephen Smith’s daughter was born, they immediately realized she had a health problem.
When their baby was born prematurely, doctors discovered that she had Mobius syndrome, a rare condition that paralyzes facial muscles and interrupts speech.
The care service started taking care of the baby, and she gradually improved.
Despite the condition, the parents desired a healthy childhood for their daughter.
The girl’s parents were happy when she started walking at the age of 15 months.
But due to the illness, she continued to have trouble speaking and was unable to laugh.
When she turned two years old, something terrible happened. Poppy (the baby’s name) fell ill.
Her mother immediately took her to a medical center. Doctors were afraid she wouldn’t make it because her condition was worsening.
The family spent Christmas at the medical center, and they thought it could be their daughter’s last.
Standing next to their younger sister were their three younger brothers, and one of them was 12-year-old Macy.
When Macy blew air into Poppy’s “stomach” to try to entertain her, for the first time in her life, Poppy laughed.
The father said, “Macy breathed air into her belly button and suddenly Poppy started laughing; we couldn’t believe what we were seeing.”
After a few weeks, she was able to crawl and speak much more than before the brain damage: it was a wonder.
Poppy never stopped fighting from the moment she was born, and now we believe she will start speaking again.
We think it’s feasible, especially with such a caring family by her side.