Nicolette's Motto: "Never Give Up"
VIP Advocate: Michelle McCool-Calaway
Uplifted by: Mark and Michelle Calaway & Talaya's Fine Scripture Jewelry
Supported by: Regents School Knightline
Start Line: Regents School of Austin
3230 Travis Country Cir, Austin, TX 78735
Nicolette was born with a congenital heart defect, Autism Spectrum Disorder and two Ventral Septal Defects. She had severe reflux that caused projectile vomiting and was only able to be syringe fed. At 18 months, she was diagnosed with mixed expressive/receptive language disorder and began speech therapy. As time passed, she went to see more and more specialists and continued to receive more labels and diagnoses, such as motor coordination disorder, low muscle tone, autism spectrum disorder, and reactive airway disease.
Eventually, her doctor was able to request genetic testing and she was finally able to receive a diagnosis of chromosome deletion 10q22.3q23.2. Upon receiving more information about this diagnosis, she and her family finally felt like all her medical conditions were described and explained. They had an answer.
She continues to see a genetic doctor, who has introduced her to other specialists that have helped prevent and treat her conditions, due to her missing more than 100 genes.
Despite all of her medical conditions, Nikki is the sweetest little girl, who is loving, caring, and always happy. She loves giving hugs. Her therapists and teachers tell us she brightens their day and is like a ray of sunshine! She loves My Little Ponies, Rainbow Fairies Books, as well as art. She also loves listening to music with some of her favorite DJs being Zedd and Martin Garix.
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