Isabella Cristina Hernandez Villegas, age 9

Photograph by Carolina Mascarin (2021)

Isa’s family calls her a magic princess because of her smile, intelligence and ability to learn. In school, Isa’s favorite activity is when her teacher reads to her or sings for her. Her role model is her daddy. She eagerly waits for him after work and can’t wait to spend time with him.

Isa has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and stenosis subglottic. Her parents say she is a child with incredible feelings and her condition does not limit her ability to show them how much she loves them. They say she loves everything, but especially dancing and singing.

Isa’s mom, says “Children with special conditions are the most wonderful gift from God—through them we learn to live life in a different way—to love without limits. Isa is the most beautiful magic princess and will always be our baby to spoil and adore.”



La familia de Isa la llama princesa mágica por su sonrisa, inteligencia y capacidad de aprendizaje. En la escuela, la actividad favorita de Isa es cuando su maestra le lee o le canta. Su modelo para seguir es su padre. Le espera ansiosamente después del trabajo y no puede esperar para pasar tiempo con él.

Isa tiene un diagnóstico de parálisis cerebral y estenosis subglótica. Sus padres dicen que es una niña con unos sentimientos increíbles y que su condición no limita su capacidad para demostrarles lo mucho que los quiere. Ellos dicen que a Isa le gusta de todo, pero especialmente bailar y cantar.

La madre de Isa dice: “Los niños con condiciones especiales son el regalo más maravilloso de Dios: a través de ellos aprendemos a vivir la vida de una manera diferente, a amar sin límites”. Isa es la princesa mágica más hermosa y siempre será nuestra bebé para mimar y adorar”.

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