She's nine-years-old, loves to play in her sandbox and with her dog, a golden retriever named Dakota, and she's a 3rd grader at Seymour Intermediate School.
She's a kid who loves animals and likes to eat pancakes and macaroni and cheese, like most other kids her age. But there is a difference between Melissa Mills and other children at her school; Melissa has Angelman Syndrome (AS).
"Some of the children with AS never walk and we are very fortunate that Melissa walks," stated her mom Suzy. "The doctors told us she wouldn't walk until she was three, but by age two we had her walking."
Angelman Syndrome (AS) has confused the medical community and parents of Angelman children for hundreds of years. Initially presumed to be rare, it is now believed thousands of Angelman Syndrome cases have gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy, autism or other childhood disorders.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.