Sometimes the bad isn't so bad
Lauren Taylor and her mother, Katherine Taylor have been through quite a lot together. After overcoming the odds and surviving weeks in intensive care after birth, Lauren shines bright with an incredible personality to match her incredible story. Even with all the heart problems, sleeping issues, sensitive hearing, and doctors appointments, Lauren’s personality makes everything worth it.
Katherine Taylor from Barnsley, England was just 24 weeks pregnant when doctors had to tell her that something was going wrong. The worst part was that they knew something was wrong, but couldn’t figure out what it was. Twelve weeks later her blood pressure spiked, and she was forced into an emergency c-section.
A special child
That’s where Lauren Taylor comes in. The now 5-year-old weighed a mere 3 pounds 12 ounces when she was born, forcing her to spend nine long days in intensive care.
Four months after that she was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome. Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth, and it can affect just about anyone. Some of the symptoms for Williams Syndrome include heart, dental, hearing, and sleeping problems, but perhaps the most interesting of them all is an unusually happy demeanor and a high interest in strangers.
A friendly face
Lauren herself has issues with a heart condition, and she has a hard time eating and sleeping. Even though she has very sensitive ears, she loves music, and she loves being social; Her mother says that just going to the supermarket can take a long time because of the fact that Lauren immediately tries to reach out to everyone in sight, saying hello or trying to give them a high five.