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Andover “Little Miss” pageant becomes celebration of life for one family

June 17, 2009

Great story about a little girl with trisomy 18 and a special way to celebrate her life  – a local township beauty pageant.  While this article  reads at times like a litany of disabilities and medical problems, at heart it’s about a family so happy that their little girl is among the survivors of this syndrome. Can you see the pride  and love in this Dad’s gesture? So sweet!


Big step for Little Miss contestant


Dressed in a white party dress with a purple sash and bows, several of the little girl’s family members and friends cheered from the front row.

“When I had her, the hospital gave her 24 hours to live,” said Aniella’s mother, Susan Aragona. “I can’t say she’ll have this opportunity next year.” continue

See this 2010 update on Aniella!

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