Meet Paige! This sweet five-year-old little girl loves to play dress up, watch Disney princess movies, and solve puzzles. She recently became a big sister and has shown so much patience and care towards her newborn sister! Read on to learn more about Paige's recent accomplishment of learning how to jump, how she inspires people to treat individuals with differences as the beautiful individuals that they are, and more!
1. Hello! To start off our interview today, can you tell me a little bit about Paige?
Of course! Paige is a five-year-old little girl with genetic deletion syndrome at genetic coordinates 3q22, which has caused global delays and a rare eye condition called BPES. However, this doesn't stop her from teaching and inspiring the people around her to treat everyone with kindness and patience!
2. What are some of Paige's hobbies?
She loves Disney princesses, Paw Patrol, playing with her dollhouse, lego, and puzzles, and can often be found wearing some sort of costume!
3. What are some of Paige's best strengths?
Paige has this amazing blend of being dainty, delicate, and sweet but also tough, resilient, and assertive. The independence, maturity, and strength she has shown ever since she recently became a big sister has made me view her in a new lens and realize she is not my little baby anymore!
4. What is a recent accomplishment/milestone of Paige?
Recently Paige learned how to jump, which is a skill she has been working on in physio for years! When she does it she is so proud of herself and just beams with joy. We are so proud of her and can tell that it is really fun and rewarding for her. Next, we are working on having her do stairs independently. She is very close and is working very hard toward all of her goals!
5. What has Paige taught you?
She has taught us to see the world in a beautiful spectrum of strengths and weaknesses and that if you work hard and be patient - anything is possible. She has inspired our friends to have conversations with their children about those with facial differences and those whose brains work differently, and they all have so much love for Paige. At just five years old, Paige has been such a light in so many people's lives and has already inspired some really important learning.