Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Her 7-Year-Old Daughter's Backpack Was Stuffed With Cash, And She Had No Idea Why.

The Sky's The Limit

The Sky's The Limit

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They'd been to the doctor's office more times than they can count, but it all paid off when they finally learned what they were dealing with. Their beautiful baby girl had a genetic disorder called Larsen syndrome, which affects only 1 in 1,000 people. For some kids, this condition might result in a hammer toe, but more often than not, there were other visible deformities that would greatly affect their mobility and growth. They were devastated. They could've never imagined their little girl would be facing such a tough disease.

Larsen syndrome

Larsen syndrome

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When she heard the doctor utter those words she couldn't help but feel hopeless. For a few moments, she watched all her plans flash before her eyes. Would her precious little angel be able to play outside with other children? Would she ever get to ride a bicycle? The prognosis was grim. This generic disorder primarily affects the development of bones, but that's not the only abnormality kids with Larsen syndrome have to deal with. There's a myriad of other symptoms that are pretty common that made her wonder what the future held for her daughter.

Normal Upbringing

Normal Upbringing

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Despite the many troubles ahead, the parents were overjoyed with happiness. They immediately fell in love with their baby daughter, whom they decided to name Addie. She brought joy into their lives, but they were really taken back the day they learned about the troubles ahead. Addie would have a difficult time trying to walk, as her legs were bent and not straight enough for her to move freely. The doctors even feared little Addie would never be able to walk, but her parents weren't ready to throw in the towel. They were just getting started. But what were they supposed to do first?

Time To Go Home

Time To Go Home

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Addie underwent four surgeries on her tiny legs, and she was recovering like a pro. Finally, it was time to head home and leave the hospital. At Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, the doctors and nurses tried to make both the kids and the parents feel right at home. But Addie's parents couldn’t wait to go back home to some type of normalcy.

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