Is this girl not the most beautiful you’ve ever seen? Photos were taken by her pawpa Jeff Atchley. For her birthday, her most prised gift was a magnifying glass. She loves to look at things close up. We haven’t made much headway with her ear. Her Doctor says he can make her a prosthetic ear canal in a few years. Dave & I are torn at the moment. I can’t help but think about the band Smokey Lonesome. The girl, Julia Dill has the same affliction as Vivi. Should I even say affliction? Julia can rock it! Anytime I get sad about Vivi, I think about Julia. Listen to their song Inner Skinnered. It rocks. And Vivi Rocks. She sings like there’s no tomorrow. Specific speech patterns are something else. But that doesn’t stop her from singing. Currently we go through 3 hours of speech therapy a week. Other than the speech, she LOVES make up, Polly Pockets, bugs and really wants an ipad. She’s a normal girl. They are wanting us to get her an assistive hearing device for school. We probably will. But, it’s not covered under insurance. And it’s 2500$ Drug addiction? covered under the disability act. Same as alcohol. Does this make sense to you? A hard of hearing child is not covered, but if she had an alcohol problem, maybe she’d get in. I’m trying to get her to like beer, but so far, it’s not working. JUST KIDDING. This child is fun, and beautiful and full of imagination. She’s perfect. Check out Smokey Lonesome for more from Julia!