Sophie was like any regular newborn, she was perfect. I had a feeling she could've been affected by the NF as I myself am also affected and the risk of passing it to my baby was 50/50
She was 4 months old when I saw her first mark. An official diagnosis confirmed it at the genetics clinic a few months later.
As she got older we noticed little things she struggled with, her balance and her speech, her learning was delayed too.
Speech therapy, physiotherapy. She has it all. She was in a mainstream primary school and falling behind her peers with her reading and writing. It wasn't until year 6 her final year of primary she finally started to make progress, she started the year reading books for children in 4 years below her and ended it with the ability to read Harry Potter and Roald Dahl. With the right help and support she's able to flourish and be the best she can.
She's now in a supported specialised high school and still has her struggles especially with her speech but she never let's it get her down.