Emma is a very creative, sassy, and caring 10-year old. She loves dogs and cats, listening to music, playing video games, and binge-watching her favorite YouTube family channels. Currently her favorite Netflix show is Liv and Maddie, and her favorite YouTube channels are the Haschak Sisters, Kacy and Jacy, and the Bratayley Family. She spends a lot of her time playing with her service-dog in-training, Freyja, and LOVES singing. Sometimes you will find Emma in the kitchen making slime or on the couch drawing animated cartoons on the computer.
As you can see, Emma is much more like a typical 10-year old than she is different! However, a few of her differences make life very challenging. Emma has autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and an emotional disorder called Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). The combination of these things makes it hard for her to be tolerant or have patience with her teachers, classmates, and other people she interacts with.
Some of you might relate to Emma… these conditions can make it hard for her to feel good about herself. However, Emma has the heart of a champion, and she believes you do too! She wants kids all around the world to enjoy being a part of something bigger and better than one person alone. Thank you for reading, and thank you for being a part of Emma’s Cards.