Natalie Weaver faced off against attacks on Twitter and won, thanks to the support of her many followers.
“Only with the heart do we see rightly,” said Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince.
Nine-year-old Sophia Weaver’s parents, Mark and Natalie, from North Carolina, know the meaning of this line with all their soul. Their first daughter, Sophia, was born with deformities to her face, legs and arms — and was later diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a degenerative illness that affects language and motor functions. One child in every 10,000 to 15,000 births is diagnosed with the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health.