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A 12 year old is living her life, despite this:

Kennedy was born with Goldenhar syndrome, a rare craniofacial disease in which facial features and the spine don’t form properly.

She has had 19 surgeries over the years and has dealt with multiple medical issues, including scoliosis and chronic sinus infections.

Now, while some girls (and guys) may find this to be devastating, she says “it’s awesome”. A primary focus was that our girl has a clip on ear.

“I’ve seen that it’s given her confidence,” Kennedy’s mother, Amy Hendershott, said of the ear. “I think it’s given her that little extra boost that she’s needed for middle school. She is confident enough whether she wears it or not. And she’s perfect whether she wears it or not.”

You’ll want to read the entire story. I’ll give you this last piece:

Kennedy’s family has preached all along a message of acceptance. We don’t all look the same. We don’t all sound the same. And that’s perfectly fine.

It sure is.

-Dante Writes

 

 

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