Daisy N, age 6

Photograph by Kortney Wilson (2023)

Daisy is a tiny but mighty girl with a strong personality. There is never a dull moment when she is around. Her joy is infectious, and she never gives up.

Daisy has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, along with a heart condition and several other complications requiring surgery and extensive hospitalizations. Her medical journey has been difficult, but her mother Holly explains “the biggest challenge is fighting for inclusion, acceptance, and to be treated as more alike than different.”

Daisy likes boats, going to the beach or pool, and her Daddy-daughter dates to play video games. She enjoys TV, music, and frequent dance parties.

Daisy is a child who brings joy to all that meet her. Her family would like the world to know differences are beautiful!

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.