Super Arianna

The origin story of Super Arianna:

“It all happened so fast,” recalls Super Parent Shantaisia. “Last November, we all went to bed fine. Then, in the middle of the morning, my baby, Super Arianna, woke up in pain, complaining her legs were really hurting. She started walking funny, like to the side, as if her legs were giving out slowly. When she tried to get sleep, we realized it wasn’t getting better. Quickly she went from limping to not being able to move her legs at all. We rushed to the hospital immediately.“

There, Super Arianna was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord. This means that over the past year, Super Arianna has had to undergo scans, blood transfusions, procedures, and physical therapy. But it also means that she has had the chance to show everyone the powers of persistence, hard work, and willpower that she possesses! Super Arianna is incredible.

“She can’t move her legs like she used to,” says Shantaisia. “She struggles to put her clothes on, or to run to my room. But we’re going to turn those struggles into strengths. Super Arianna never quits. Like when she wanted to quit therapy, she kept going anyway. She’s going to push through her therapy and walk to the finish line.”

Super Arianna clearly has the superpower of determination! But Super Arianna has other superpowers, too.

Says Shantaisia, “I’m so proud of her. She’s fun, loving, and caring. She speaks her mind. She isn’t afraid to tell people what she’s feeling or what she’s going through.”

TinySuperheroes is so glad that Super Arianna and her family have shared her story with us today. By telling us what she is going through, she is able to inspire us all to be more like her. Go, Super Arianna!

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