All smiles: Young couple, daughter face rare disease one step at a time
Like many 18-month-old girls, Kaylee Rae Shollar’s room is filled with toys, family pictures, and various dolls, including a Talking Elmo. She also has a collection of more than 60 sock monkeys of all colors, shapes and sizes that line her window sill and adorn her dresser. However, unlike most young girls, Kaylee faces everyday challenges that most parents can only imagine.
At four months old, Kaylee was diagnosed with polymicrogyria (PMG), which is a developmental malformation characterized by too many folds on the brain. Children who have PMG usually suffer from other developmental problems. Kaylee has been diagnosed with epilepsy, cerebral palsy and cortical vision impairment.