Saturday, May 14, 2011

Little, Loud, and Beautiful!

This is one of my favorite beautiful girls, Joy.  Joy has a rare genetic condition called Tricho-rhino-phalangeal Syndrome (TRPS).  People with TRPS have very small hands and feet, short fingers, a very slow growth rate, and sparse hair.  They have a significantly higher chance of developing joint problems and arthritis, and often have to have hips and other joints replaced at an early age.
  I bet, though, that out of those of you who know Joy personally, very few of you knew about her condition. Why?  Because of Joy's beautiful PERSONALITY!  I've had the privilege of knowing her since she was an infant, and she has always been extraordinary.  She's little, but she is loud, proud, and in CHARGE, and Joy is BEAUTIFUL!

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