On the road with LUISA and
Brave Heart to the Third Power
Life did not get off to a smooth start for their daughter Mia. In the first few months, parents and child spent more time in the hospital than at home. »But when it’s your baby, you simply don’t think about your own limits,« says Flo. Mia, who has trisomy 21, is now with her parents at home, near Nuremburg.
She breathes with the help of a ventilator and otherwise needs special care. »Just feeding her takes an hour and a half per meal and before every walk we have to pack all the medical equipment,« says Jenny. »But we’re managing well and don’t know anything different. For us it has become completely normal.«
Even if Mia can live without ventilation some day, there are plenty of other challenges. Her mother Jenny says with confidence, »She’ll make it. She is simply incredibly strong.« You can’t help but think that she must have inherited her fighting spirit from her parents.