Tot Overcomes Brain Delay to Wear Tiara on Pageant Stage

For the first six months after her premature birth, Ava Layne Young was virtually unresponsive. She wouldn't make eye contact with her mother and didn't react to sights or sounds. "I was very worried about her," said her mother, Ashley Young. "She didn't have the swallow reflex. She was eating, but it was like force feeding, like she didn't know how to take the bottle." Ava was so tiny, she didn't even make the growth charts. Doctors had no explanation for her lack of brain function and were...Full Story
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