girl sits with her mother

Daisy Nye, age 5

Photograph by Jolie Connor (2021)

Daisy is the most joyful, gorgeous little one who commands attention with her smile and laugh. She loves to dance, sing, and “cook” in her kitchen. She gives her all. Even when she gets frustrated, she keeps going until she completes what she set out to do. She is fearless, but also empathetic, sweet, and loving.

Daisy came into the world by an emergency C-section and was diagnosed with Down syndrome, along with a heart condition and several other complications requiring surgery and extensive hospitalizations. She spent the first nine weeks of her life at the Medical University of South Carolina and was hospitalized for unexpected surgeries and illnesses during the next few years. Each time she showed the world what a warrior she is. Today, she has overcome most of the health issues and continues to thrive.

In her first five years, Daisy has conquered more than most people will in their entire lives. Daisy is part of LOOK! to show the world how capable she is, and how the light that shines from inside her will change the world!

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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