“I believe there are angels among us. Sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hour. To show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with the light of love.” Alabama
My cousin’s daughter was born with Angelman Syndrome (AS); which is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in 1 in 15,000 live births. Some characteristics of AS include: lack of speech, seizures, developmental delay, and walking and balance disorders. It is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Individuals with Angelman Syndrome need life-long care. They may not be able to speak, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to say. Imagine what it would feel like to be unable to communicate with the spoken language that so many of us seem to take for granted. These Angels among us may not have the ability to develop and learn as the rest of us do; but they have so much to teach us!
This is a cake I made for Andy and her sister Sam to celebrate their birthdays last year. I decided to post it to this site to bring awareness to Angelman Syndrome. If you would like more information on AS, please visit www.angelman.org