Caroline knows what all the doctor’s equipment is used for….on good days she will open her mouth, take deep breaths and hold out her finger as appropriate. 

Caroline is a MAJOR sensory-seeker.  She loves swings, slides, jumping and body socks.  Caroline likes rides at the amusement park but she is scared of being “strapped in.”

Caroline has undergone numerous medical procedures.  And while she can eat food mouth today she cannot eat enough to sustain life, so she is g-tube dependent. 

A few of Caroline’s favorite things:

  • Swimming
  • Going to the park
  • YouTube

Favorite YouTube Videos

  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Anything with Squirrels
  • Paul the Octopus
  • Water Slides


Caroline worked intensely on developing “pretend play” skills for over a year.  


My sister,

my friend.


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