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When Caity smiles her magical smile, she lights up the room. Caity, almost 2, scoots around like a typical toddler and relishes in the praise and the love of her family. Her biggest cheerleader is her 9-year–old brother Andrew, who loves playing with his little sister.

Caity was born at 34 weeks with Down Syndrome, a heart condition called an  AV canal, and severe pulmonary issues. After two major surgeries, Caity went to the hospital at 6 months for testing and stayed hospitalized for six months and received a tracheostomy to help her breathe better. She now lives with a trachea, a ventilator, and oxygen to help her breathe. In spite of all this, Caity continues to grow, strong and determined.