Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fashion week here we come!

Today, Abby took part in a fashion show for kids who are clients at the center where she gets her therapy.  About 80 kids with special needs participated, and the event raised money for the center, who doesn't turn anyone away because of inability to pay. It was inspiring to see all the kids making their way across the stage.  Some were wheeled, some walked, some use gait trainers, some ran, and a few even danced.  It was their much-deserved day in the spotlight, showing off their new duds.      

Abby got to pick out an outfit a few weeks ago (super cute red dress with silver tights and sweater).  She even wore a pair of magnetic earrings, which fell off before she hit the stage.  She wasn't thrilled about all the primping that took place this morning, but she was pleased with the final product.

She was anxious as she waited to go on the stage.  There were hundreds of people watching, and the noise and crowd were a bit overwhelming, but she did awesome.  She walked out with two volunteers, Lucas, and Julie. They were so sweet and Abby couldn't get enough of their attention.  Abby made an impression on the local high school basketball team that escorted the kids onstage.  It was a great opportunity to share about Rett Syndrome.  I'm sure it was a learning experience for high schoolers.  Abby's escort asked if I would take a picture of he and Abby to put on his phone.  Sweet.

She had quite a fan club that came to see her strut her stuff.  We have an amazingly supportive family.  All the grandparents and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins were cheering her on.


  1. darling! simply darling! loving the outfit, abby. nice choice!

  2. I LOVE this! Abby is so beautiful!! and looks so proud!

  3. I've always been a little skeptical of children modeling, but this is great! Go Abbey!!! If you get a contract from baby gap or something like that, you should give your mom a raise :-)

  4. She is absolutely beautiful! I love the idea and her dress is adorable.

  5. Love, love, love this!!!!!