Vivi :: Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (Brain injury), Quad Dystonic Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual impairment, Developmental Delays and is nonverbal
“Vivianna is charismatic little girl who is loved dearly by her family and everyone who has met her! With a new baby brother in the picture, she is definitely rocking the big sister role. She has settled into that role with the same amount of grace as just about everything that has come her way. Vivi has this smile that just lights up the room and is honestly so contagious. You can’t help but smile when you meet her. She is full of tons of love, enormous strength and personality for miles.
Vivi was in no hurry to come into the world and was born at 41 weeks. However, during her delivery there were complications. She went into distress and an emergency caesarian was needed. As a result, she suffered brain damage and almost didn’t make it through the night. It was then we discovered what a strong little girl she is! She was surrounded with such abundance of love from her family during her NICU stay and after over a month in the hospital she was finally able to come home.
Vivi has been diagnosed with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (Brain injury), Quad Dystonic Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual impairment, Developmental Delays and is nonverbal. Due to her condition, she battles illness constantly. At the age of 4 she went through major hip surgery. Like everything she does in life, she handles these things like a true champ.
She may be nonverbal but boy does she have a lot to say! When she’s not melting hearts with that smile of hers, she’s either shopping with momma or watching her favorite TV shows. Nothing makes her smile like an episode of Sesame Street or Family Feud besides grandpa of course. With all the things Vivianna goes through on a daily basis she has definitely taught so many to be more humble. She has given me the strength to be the best parent I can be for her. Vivi has brought so much joy into our lives and in the lives of those who know her. We are immensely proud of her and love her beyond the stars and back.”
PHOTOGRAPHY DONATED BY BRITTANY WILBUR