Lila and Grayson S, ages 5 and 7

Photograph by Emily Barnes (2022)

Lila has a magnetic personality and a huge heart. She enjoys being around other people and is intuitive and compassionate to those around her. Although Lila has only one hand, a visual impairment and verbal apraxia of speech, she works tirelessly to accomplish everyday tasks and never gives up on them.

Lila loves listening to music and is a big fan of going on the swing. Pumping on the swing was something she worked hard to accomplish and her efforts paid off. Some of Lila’s other accomplishments are putting toothpaste on her toothbrush by herself and pulling her hair back in a bun without help.

Lila is extremely independent and driven. She is motivated to do things on her own by seeing others doing things around her. Lila does not give up easily and works hard for every little thing she accomplishes.

To those around her, Lila is a ray of light in a dark world.

Lila tiene una personalidad magnética y un corazón enorme. Le gusta estar rodeada de otras personas y es intuitiva y compasiva con quienes la rodean. Aunque Lila tiene una sola mano, una discapacidad visual y apraxia verbal, trabaja incansablemente para cumplir con las tareas cotidianas y nunca se da por vencido.

A Lila le encanta escuchar música y es una gran aficionada al columpio. Bombeo en el swing fue algo por lo que trabajó mucho y sus esfuerzos dieron resultado. Algunos Otros logros de Lila son poner la pasta de dientes en su cepillo por sí misma y recogerse el pelo en un moño sin ayuda.

Lila es extremadamente independiente y motivada. Está motivada para hacer las cosas por sí misma por viendo a los demás hacer cosas a su alrededor. Lila no se rinde fácilmente y trabaja duro para cada pequeña cosa que logra.

Para quienes la rodean, Lila es un rayo de luz en un mundo oscuro.

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.