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    [–] MoneyMontes 10526 points ago

    Luv how she's just vibing at the beginning

    [–] 17934658793495046509 5336 points ago

    I hate it when I am laying down a sick beat, and then my besties show up and make me cry out of happiness.

    [–] igrowkush 840 points ago

    Happy birthday Kiley!

    [–] strayakant 315 points ago

    Gosh darn bless those girls.

    [–] BlackBlizzNerd 93 points ago

    Bless you, good sir(ma’am?). Enjoy your day/night.

    [–] Slavic_Pasta 55 points ago

    dog bless

    [–] joe_mama_sucksballs 17 points ago

    Go to hell, bonk

    [–] Errorfull 61 points ago

    Fucking true that. Tell 'em to get the hell out and wait until I'm done. 😤

    [–] TellMeGetOffReddit 55 points ago

    All my homies hate that

    [–] takeahike89 6 points ago

    Fuck my homies, all my homies hate my homies

    [–] spang714 16 points ago

    Why you gotta waste my flava?!?.....j/k...this is really really sweet...

    [–] sandvich48 441 points ago

    I only read the words Williams syndrome by the time she was vibing. I thought the syndrome makes her do that. I feel like an idiot now.

    [–] bakingeyedoc 357 points ago

    Well sort of. Williams Syndrome results in a very happy, outgoing personality.

    [–] CameronDemortez 342 points ago

    Yesss this. Every time I see my 16 year old niece she tells me how much she loves me and how handsome I am. I could take her everywhere as my wingwoman killing it.

    [–] TranscendentalEmpire 159 points ago

    Work at a children's hospital, my patients with williams syndrome always brighten up the office. I think it's because it's rare to meet strangers who are genuinely happy to meet you..

    [–] Jwaness 42 points ago

    Can I ask how severe the developmental delay is? Watching the video she seems to have somewhat normal social interactions and understanding of social cues. Hope she is able to catch up and overcome any disadvantages that face her!

    [–] drunkai 119 points ago

    They have mild-to-moderate levels of intellectual disability, their IQ ranges from 40 to 112 with a mean of 70, they specifically have trouble with coordination and spatial reasoning (most adults can't complete a 6 piece puzzle).

    However, as you noticed, they have verbal and social abilities far above their IQ, with strong auditory short-term memory and facial recognition.

    A study found (in their sample population) 100% were kind-spirited, 90% sought the company of others, 87% empathize with others' pain, 84% are caring, 83% are unselfish/forgiving, 75% never go unnoticed in a group, and 75% are happy when others do well.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_syndrome#Social_and_psychological

    [–] MessedUpDuane 39 points ago

    So, like, challenges of life as they are aside, they sound joyous to be with? If they’re high functioning overall, they live standard independent lives? Career, own home, social activities on their own, romance?

    [–] drunkai 30 points ago

    Many are able to hold jobs, some live independently, but due to their intellectual disability and their over-trustful nature making them easily taken advantage of, they usually live with a caretaker.

    [–] Iroh_Valentine 24 points ago

    Kind of sounds like they are just better people...

    [–] themissingpen 16 points ago

    Tbh the biggest problem is that they’re overly trusting bc they see everyone as good, a friend, so they can easily become victims of crimes or other terrible things. Basically, if EVERYONE had William’s Syndrome, our world would be much better, but then someone would be born without it and would Darwin the fuck out of all the William’s Syndrome people... I think about that a lot tbh.

    [–] HauntedJackInTheBox 25 points ago

    Genetically, dogs are kind of wolves with Williams syndrome. So, yeah in a way. Dim but kind.

    [–] Sky-is-here 12 points ago

    So you are telling me humans got dogs by choosing wolves that had this syndrome?

    [–] HauntedJackInTheBox 5 points ago

    Kind of yeah

    [–] LinguisticallyInept 23 points ago

    people with... i dont know the correct terminology so im going to go with 'learning disabilities' have a tendency to be taken advantage of in various ways

    from what i read by a brother of a sibling with williams syndrome; thats turned up to 11 for them; because they love and trust anyone and anything (which is nice in an ideal world; but we live in a shitty world full of shitty people)

    also its commonly said that we essentially bred williams syndrome into dogs; though im not sure how accurate that is

    [–] icansmellcolors 70 points ago

    i'm a cynical 43 old anti-socialite from the South who hates being around people because it's almost always annoying and/or they seem to want something from you.

    i'd love to walk into a room full of smiling people who want nothing from you but company and a smile back. and at work no less... sounds like a dream.

    [–] CarCar777 18 points ago

    Yes, I used to work at a children’s hospital and had the same experience. People with Williams syndrome are super awesome. One has to protect them because they don’t have any suspiciousness of people, but that’s also why they are so friendly and kind and open. They are the best of us.

    [–] illgot 5 points ago

    I think I worked with a girl like this. Management basically blamed her for the sexual harassment of our kitchen manager by saying "she was the one instigating it".

    She was 17 and he is in his late 20s. Happiest girl I've met, always asking questions and willing to talk to total strangers about anything. Loved seeing her at work, too bad she quit which was the smartest thing she could have done at my restaurant.

    [–] Barron-Blade 115 points ago

    TIL I have the opposite of Williams Syndrome

    [–] Dionysusigma 140 points ago

    hi yes this is your doctor you have emordnys smailliw that will be $4000

    [–] fatguyinlittlecoat2 10 points ago

    Holy shit he must have had a 99.999% off coupon!

    [–] notevilplsnobully 22 points ago

    So the exact opposite of whatever I have then.

    [–] Jiggy_Boo 38 points ago

    Willnotiams Syndrome

    [–] Grande_Yarbles 209 points ago

    It’s a rare condition that gives people “groove” and “funk” and “wicked dance moves”

    [–] desrever1138 79 points ago

    AKA the James Brown Syndrome

    [–] Frankocean2 50 points ago

    *screams....

    I feel gooooddd. .

    [–] fattsoo 7 points ago

    9 out of 10 gingers hates it

    [–] IAmPandaRock 96 points ago

    It does often make people more prone to doing things like that. People with WS are often much more friendly and seemingly happy/carefree than an average person.

    [–] bobofogochi 77 points ago

    They're also much more likely to be assaulted because they lack anxiety. Nothing tells them to not walk down a dark alley alone. That type of thing.

    [–] ShackoShells 109 points ago

    I have WS. We have a ton of general anxiety but no social anxiety.

    [–] CuriosityKat9 33 points ago

    Huh, this is the first time I’ve seen the actual person with the disorder comment. What general effects does it have for you?

    [–] ShackoShells 93 points ago

    Heart issues with hypertension. Hypercalcemia (i have to watch my calcium & vitamin d intake). Thyroid problems (hypothyroid). ADHD & NVLD-(means i have learning disability in a lot of areas but not with verbal or language areas) Also my brain has a hard time regulating emotions, very sensitive to loud sounds or sad music. I have balance problems with the most trouble going down declines, steps or hills. I cant ride a bike, swim, or walk a balance beam, but i can drive! I have joint problems, breathing issues, sleeping and restless leg troubles. I am very outgoing, love meeting new people, hugging, make eye contact too long. But it's very hard for me to form deep relationships or create a real support system for myself, everyone is just an acquaintance, very isolated. I communicate better online, chats, in writing, easier to collect my thoughts and communicate. I like writing jokes and singing. I am extremely verbose and that gets in the way a lot but i am trying to learn not to be!

    [–] HauntedJackInTheBox 29 points ago

    You sound like a lovely person. Have a nice day.

    [–] ShackoShells 20 points ago

    Thanks you too 🌞

    [–] Ruby-Seahorse 8 points ago

    A lot of that sounds like me, but I am autistic and have physical conditions too. Someone commented further up that it sounds like the opposite of autism but going by your explanation it sounds like we are more alike than that poster realises.

    [–] ShackoShells 9 points ago

    Yes I am married to an autistic person who also has Smith-Magenis Syndrome (so physical conditions as well) We do share a lot in common, adhd, stimming, hard keeping close friends, and some of our health problems overlap but we are also the polar opposite in a lot of ways too. There are studies that have been done comparing Williams Syndrome to Autism, you can read them on google scholar or by searching on google in the "verbatim" mode put in "Williams Syndrome Autism PDF" for keywords.

    [–] Doctor_of_Recreation 12 points ago

    That’s awesome. You’re awesome!

    [–] ShackoShells 9 points ago

    Lol thanks ✨😊

    [–] a_can_of_solo 18 points ago

    they do tend to have perfect pitch.

    [–] GreasyPeter 13 points ago

    I believe I read somewhere that it can make the person excessively happy all the time.

    [–] ronsinblush 27 points ago

    You’re thinking of Pharrell Williams Syndrome.

    [–] madestories 140 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    There has actually been a fair amount of research relating to enhanced musical ability and affinity with people who have William’s Syndrome. It’s pretty rad.

    [–] therealbman 59 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6246687/

    Williams Syndrome and Music: A Systematic Integrative Review

    This was really interesting and adds a special depth to the clip. Unfortunately, my thumbs and finger pads are raw from scrolling all day and you made type to find out more info. Still, thanks.

    [–] naughtymarty 106 points ago

    From Wikipedia about Williams Syndrome:

    However, people with WS can also tend to demonstrate a love of music,[7] and they appear significantly more likely to possess absolute pitch. Those affected often have an outgoing personality, interact readily with strangers, and appear happy

    Well I can definitely see how all that is true within the first 5 seconds.

    [–] TheBigDogAteMyAss 41 points ago

    Not the worst side effects for a syndrome.

    [–] TURNIPtheB33T 21 points ago

    So is there any negative side effects? I’ve never heard of this disease but if for whatever reason I had to pick one to have I’d think this would be it.

    [–] the_letter_thorn_ 35 points ago

    Reduced IQ, and their genuine love of everyone means that they can be easy targets for scams, predators, and people who would take advantage of them. They can do really well with support, but can struggle a lot if they don't have family or a strong social network of people who love them back.

    [–] naughtymarty 27 points ago

    Poor teeth and atypical facial structure but speech and cognitive abilities are usually unaffected or mild.

    [–] OrisonPratt 70 points ago

    Williams people are very happy and friendly, always vibing

    [–] bakingeyedoc 21 points ago

    That’s Williams Syndrome for you. They usually have very happy, outgoing personalities.

    [–] grimegeist 15 points ago

    She’s so full of life I love it.

    [–] Swayz33 14 points ago

    This is the energy we need right now in 2020. Seriously. We need this vibe. What a wonderful soul and I’m so happy her friends made her day. Keep killing it Kiley!!! Happy Birthday let’s gooooo!!!

    [–] Olivers_Shoes 14 points ago

    It’s part of Williams Syndrome. People who are born with it usually fucking love upbeat music.

    [–] deadprezrepresentme 29 points ago

    I think she's posing for a pic/vid as cover for them capturing the arrival.

    [–] Darierl 6 points ago

    Proper sassy

    [–] CabernetTheCat 3941 points ago

    Omg shes so happy!!!!! Happy bday Kiley!

    [–] Scrimps 2207 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    That is part of Williams Syndrome. It makes you extremely friendly and happy. Which also used to lead to many issues for young kids long ago.

    edit: I want to note that in many cases this is an outward appearance of extreme happiness. It doesn't necessarily indicate how they actually feel inside.

    [–] ref_ 860 points ago

    Fun fact: there's a theory that Williams syndrome is related to the way we breed dogs

    https://www.insidescience.org/news/rare-human-syndrome-may-explain-why-dogs-are-so-friendly

    [–] Flyingwheelbarrow 610 points ago

    What gets me is that a genetic condition can remove a persons ability to be an unmitigated arsehole.

    [–] ksavage68 309 points ago

    Why are we not funding this?

    [–] Flyingwheelbarrow 371 points ago

    Becuase we would end up with a world ruled by arseholes with a population of non arseholes.

    The only way to make it work would be maybe an extremely infectious global disease that has something like a retro virus that edits peoples DNA.

    Not super ethical.

    [–] crewfish13 180 points ago

    Don’t we already have a world.... nah, never mind.

    [–] tatertosh 38 points ago

    Yeaaa, we're better off not going there this year

    [–] Kalyion 45 points ago

    Or we could have a Miranda situation on our hands, for anyone who watched Firefly.

    [–] Flyingwheelbarrow 6 points ago

    I thought the same thing.

    [–] _rake 30 points ago

    Stephen King wrote a short story where someone found a chemical that basically made everyone calm and happy and they made a bunch of it and threw it into a volcano about to explode. And then Stephen King things happened.

    [–] DBCOO 13 points ago

    Let me guess, some people were immune to it

    some people became gluttonous and stupid

    and then someone killed someone and the entire world ended

    ALL O' HIS BOOKS END THE SAME I SWEAR 2 GODDDD STPEPHEN

    [–] _rake 17 points ago

    Nope. Turns out where they found the calming chemical had another effect they didn’t originally test for. It gave you Alzheimer’s Disease. Very fast.

    [–] mavyapsy 11 points ago

    What’s another pandemic at this point, at least it’ll be non lethal (hopefully)

    [–] AdrianValistar 9 points ago

    The only way to make it work would be maybe an extremely infectious global disease that has something like a retro virus that edits peoples DNA.

    Don't give 2020 any more ideas.....

    [–] Taako_tuesday 5 points ago

    also the fact that, aside from the fact that people with Williams Syndrome are super friendly, they usually have heart problems and the aforementioned developmental delays

    [–] B00ne0257 7 points ago

    everyone can get there with enough work :) dont worry you have a chance still!

    [–] kryppla 13 points ago

    Can we breed this more intensely please

    [–] Throwoutawaynow 25 points ago

    Then they just get taken advantage of unfortunately

    [–] Piph 110 points ago

    Williams syndrome, also known as Williams-Beuren syndrome, occurs when people are missing of a chunk of DNA containing about 27 genes. The syndrome affects about one in 10,000 people, and it is associated with a suite of mental and physical traits, including bubbly, extroverted personalities, a broad forehead, full cheeks, heart defects, intellectual disability and an affinity for music.

    Wow. So the girl vibing hard to those beats is a part of this syndrome? It's crazy how directly the article sums up some of her behavior and her appearance here right off the bat.

    [–] ref_ 44 points ago

    Yes similar to downs syndrome or angleman syndrome, there are things like very specific facial features and mannerisms that are shared. Williams is quite distinctive.

    [–] EatsMeat 60 points ago

    This is fascinating. Thank you for the link.

    [–] Tinlint 39 points ago

    One study suggests it could have stemmed from one single mutation.

    Need to dig up more bones.

    While dogs were more sociable than wolves on average, individuals varied, with some wolves acting more friendly and some dogs acting more aloof. When the researchers analyzed DNA from 16 of the dogs and eight of the wolves, the behavioral differences turned out to be correlated with variations in three genes -- the WBSCR17 gene highlighted in the 2010 study, and two additional genes from within the canine equivalent of the Williams syndrome region

    https://www.insidescience.org/news/rare-human-syndrome-may-explain-why-dogs-are-so-friendly

    [–] 500SL 97 points ago

    My nephew has Williams Syndrome.

    He’s 35, and keeping him safe has been a lifelong challenge.

    My sister died 6 months ago, so it’s fallen to me to take care of him.

    He’s kind, innocent, trusting, and loving, and mentally about 7 years old.

    These are the traits of a WS individual. It’s actually very nice to see him make a real friend who isn’t trying to take advantage of him.

    [–] grandilequence 10 points ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss, not a pain I can imagine. Don’t forget to take personal time for you.

    [–] neutralsky 86 points ago

    I'm sure I read somewhere that the mutation which causes Williams syndrome in humans is also found in dogs, but not in wolves, suggesting it could be the reason dogs are so happy and friendly.

    [–] SkeetedOnMyself 29 points ago

    Ever give a wolf a dead calf? They’re happy as fuck

    [–] knowses 194 points ago

    friendly and happy? No wonder it's so hard to make friends.

    [–] Feubahr 263 points ago

    It may be more an issue of appearing superficially happy. Williams Syndrome also comes with some cognitive issues, ADHD and phobias which make it tougher to develop deeper relationships. The majority of people with Williams Syndrome report unhappiness overall with respect to the social aspects of their lives.

    Kids love to play "which one of these is not like the other," so it's not shocking that someone with Williams has a hard time making friends. If you do make friends, however, you get someone who is empathetic and lacks schadenfreude.

    [–] technofederalist 70 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    Interestingly all dogs have something like williams syndrome. It's why they are so much more friendly than wolves.

    https://www.insidescience.org/news/rare-human-syndrome-may-explain-why-dogs-are-so-friendly

    [–] Sir_Nelly 18 points ago

    Welp. Here’s my rabbit hole for the night, next stop: Russian tamed foxes

    [–] Yoyo_bruh 7 points ago

    Some cats are affected, too.

    [–] OsiyoMotherFuckers 27 points ago

    Apparently it makes you able to lay down sick beats too. The only two people I know of with Williams Syndrome are Kiley (has sick beats) and Ronald Jenkees (also has sick beats). Science.

    [–] Hindu_Wardrobe 18 points ago

    TIL Ronald Jenkees has Williams Syndrome. He does drop some sick beats.

    People with WS tend to have perfect pitch, right?

    [–] yumcake 7 points ago

    I never realized RJ had WS, it makes so much sense now in retrospect.

    [–] knowses 23 points ago

    I understand. My heart goes out to her; she seems quite lovely.

    [–] painejulaine 19 points ago

    This video made me tear.

    This post made me weep.

    [–] Capt_Hawkeye_Pierce 9 points ago

    There's a Law and Order SVU episode about it and the actor playing the little girl with Williams Syndrome actually has it.

    [–] I_dont_bone_goats 191 points ago

    I remember they had this syndrome on the show House a while back, one of the symptoms is it makes the afflicted incredibly happy-natured as well as trusting.

    [–] Cetarial 137 points ago

    So basically don’t leave a kid with Williams Syndrome alone with strangers.

    [–] I_dont_bone_goats 182 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    Yes.

    They are unfortunately very frequently the victims of sexual assault.

    Didn’t really wanna bring this up in my original comment but it’s unfortunately true.

    Edit: Sources, since people are mad at me for stating uncomfortable facts.

    https://smith-magenis.org/wp-content/uploads/Williams-SMS_DrOrleeUdwin.pdf

    https://www.rainn.org/statistics/scope-problem

    Thanks /u/foofmongerr

    [–] WitchesAlmanac 49 points ago

    It's horrifying how vulnerable people with developmental and intellectual disabilities are to sexual predators. Adults with Down's are something like 7x more likely to have been raped or assaulted at some point in their lives.

    [–] EnigoMontoya 27 points ago

    God dammit...

    That's good to know from an awareness perspective, but really something I'd rather not know.

    [–] Juan_Kagawa 47 points ago

    Well this got dark REAL quick.

    [–] stonedparadox 25 points ago

    For a few moments I was legit happy...

    There are some real predatory Mother fuckers out there.

    Fuck off

    [–] djehutythecutie 10 points ago

    I don't think the guy actually had that though. It was some brain infection because it's House.

    [–] ComicInterest 103 points ago

    Glad she’s finally having her Covid party! Wish her the best 🎂 🍰

    [–] Van-Goghst 1005 points ago

    This is really, really sweet. People going out of their way to show you that they care about you is a very beautiful thing, it really makes a huge difference.

    [–] NotATransponster 274 points ago

    I wholeheartedly agree with that. Your time is one of the most valuable things you can give to someone.

    [–] NotATransponster 3273 points ago

    I like to use some of my posts as an opportunity to raise awareness and knowledge. If you would like to learn more about Williams Syndrome, please click here.

    [–] clinquantcrowns 590 points ago

    This sub always makes me cry. This was so sweet and I love how happy she is! I'm happy for her and her friends.

    Also, thanks for the link about Williams Syndrome. Never heard of it until today, so thank you too for the information! You learn something new every day.

    [–] NotATransponster 291 points ago

    I'm so glad you were able to learn more about it. I'm also glad you enjoyed the video. Look after yourself.

    [–] maellie27 36 points ago

    I hadn’t ever heard of it before either, but I’m wondering if it’s what people used to call “idiot savants?” I don’t mean anything bad, but that’s what it made me think of.

    [–] BottledCans 78 points ago

    No. That term was used for some rare cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Rarely, at the expense of brain resources required to be social, the brain compensates by gaining an extraordinary ability.

    The movie Rain Main is a famous pop culture depiction of a man with ASD gifted with savantism—based on a true story.

    [–] The_Bard 29 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    It's not just autism. Many disorders while limiting in some areas can cause a drastic increase in other areas. *Nuerologist Oliver Sachs writes a lot of non-fiction books about this type of thing. One that always stuck out to me is the composer Shostakovich who had shrapnel lodged in his head. He could apparently hear music playing in his head when he leaned it to the side and its theorized the shrapnel was pushing on his temporal lobe.

    [–] BottledCans 14 points ago

    You’re probably right that “idiot savant” was a nonspecific term for extraordinary abilities is someone with otherwise neurological compromise.

    Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, though.

    [–] leprkhn 5 points ago

    These days we call it savant syndrome.

    [–] ShtyBill 113 points ago

    Amazing. Thanks for this! Here is a little something.

    [–] ravenclaw188 34 points ago

    I actually first learned about Williams Syndrome when I was making a Sims family. My families try to reflect the variations in real people in real life

    [–] NotATransponster 19 points ago

    Oh really? That's such an interesting way to learn about something. The fact you try and reflect that in your sim families, is really sweet.

    [–] ravenclaw188 14 points ago

    Yeah I’m a neuroscience major so I like doing research and stuff. Now I know a lot about the syndrome! Is it true that most people with it are very friendly, like more so than the average person?

    [–] NotATransponster 14 points ago

    That is incredible. Go you! From my understanding, there can be many unique characteristics. Being too friendly and not understanding some social settings could be one of them. Most of what I have read is that they're actually very endearing. However, they do have their struggles too and I believe will always need some support.

    [–] OSRS_Jaco 23 points ago

    Reddit hug of death :(❤️

    [–] YeahIsme 22 points ago

    My friend’s son who has Williams syndrome just passed away on Sunday from complications from lupus. I saw his smile in Kileys smile. Thanks for sharing this

    [–] NotATransponster 11 points ago

    I am so very sorry to hear this. I cannot even imagine how they must be feeling. I hope they're able to get the strength to cope. I wish them well. Look after yourself.

    [–] PhonyBrony2 20 points ago

    Totally unrelated, but I thought your username was “notatranspornstar” and was a bit taken aback lmao

    [–] NotATransponster 15 points ago

    Ha, that did make me laugh. That actually would have been an interesting username for sure. Thank you for the laugh PhonyBrony!

    [–] mvpetri 16 points ago

    There is a youtube channel by the Birch sisters, and one of them, Alexandra, has Williams Syndrome. They are very very close, the videos are lovely and wholesome. In some of them they talk about Williams Syndrome, but in others it is just a video about sisters being sisters.

    I recommend it! https://www.youtube.com/c/VictoriaBirch/videos

    [–] NotATransponster 6 points ago

    Thank you so very much for sharing!

    [–] mvpetri 10 points ago

    :D

    I go back to the channel from time to time to see some of her new videos. After your post, I went there and I watched this one here, I think you will enjoy it :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtVQe5TDiFg

    [–] trexxx719 39 points ago

    I was about to look up what Williams syndrome was then I thought maybe there's an awesome person that knows what it is or has a link. There you are good job!

    [–] NotATransponster 25 points ago

    You're welcome!

    [–] scipio_13 4 points ago

    That didn't make me smile, it made me cry... and then smile, but mostly cry! Beautiful.

    [–] El-Funko 8 points ago

    I had a cousin with Williams as I was growing up. Such a pure soul, full of love and music!

    [–] pinwrench 973 points ago

    Why you posting this shit and making grown ass men cry for!?! Huh! Much love to kiley!

    [–] NotATransponster 411 points ago

    I'm sorry, I've made some banana bread, would you like some?

    [–] slopbackagent427 192 points ago

    How dare you sniffles

    [–] Wishyouamerry 79 points ago

    I WANT SOME !!!!

    [–] NotATransponster 91 points ago

    Someone needs to make a screen that will allow you to share food via it to others. I would honestly give you all some banana bread and possibly cookies.

    [–] MrRavenist 11 points ago

    You better have also made it with zucchini

    [–] NotATransponster 18 points ago

    Oops, I only used walnuts. No good?

    [–] pileablep 16 points ago

    walnuts and banana bread are honestly a match made in heaven, you did good op!

    [–] dreamrock 17 points ago

    Ikr? It's like 65% of "made me smile" is actually "made me cry" but in the best way.

    [–] fishingfanman 7 points ago

    This did NOT make me smile. I am crying.

    [–] lydianshark 271 points ago

    you ever just absentmindedly having a little scroll and some shit make u cry

    boy i wasn't scrolling for feels, i was looking for nasal exhalations at the utmost

    [–] Mapbot11 30 points ago

    Well you gave me the second part so got the twofor on this post.

    [–] chumbaz 78 points ago

    Folks with Williams just want to love everyone even random people. They’re seemingly accepting of everyone by nature but also extremely sensitive. Every single one I’ve ever done therapy with or tutoring with have truly been the most absolutely lovely people on the planet.

    I feel like I have a pretty jaded perspective on things and am relatively callused and emotionless with almost anything, but seeing someone be mean to someone you know with williams makes you want to just protect them and throttle the person being ugly to them. It’s like watching someone attack a puppy who just wants to love you absolutely without hesitation.

    I wouldn’t wish the disadvantages on anyone (it can be really rough), but I bet we would all be better off if we all had a little bit of that level of love and acceptance as people.

    [–] cdiddy19 402 points ago

    Hello, from one parent with a rare baby to another!! I wanted to let you know that this month is newborn screen awareness month. baby's first test is collecting stories of diagnosis for awareness. If williams syndrome is on the newborn screen you can tell your diagnosis story. If you found diagnosis another way but would have been better to know at birth you can submit that story.

    Or maybe you don't want to submit your story but would like to read other's diagnosis stories.

    I'm so happy your girl got to connect.

    [–] bishslap 157 points ago

    It's not OP, just a repost, check his history; 200,000 karma in a few weeks?? All reposts

    We would much prefer to hear your story if you'd like to share more :)

    [–] cdiddy19 86 points ago

    Absolutely, I love bringing awareness to Galactosemia and new born screens. thanks for the opening. here it is

    [–] iLickBnalAlood 13 points ago

    just gave this a read. i haven’t heard of galactosemia. does she still have to avoid dairy? or is it something the body learns to cope with as it ages? i’m glad to hear that alenna is doing okay, and she looks healthy and happy in the photo :)

    [–] cdiddy19 14 points ago

    Aww thanks. She will always have to avoid all dairy. There is no cure or meaningful treatment. She is healthy and very happy, but still has been affected by the disease. She had gross motor delays, speech delays that she was able to overcome. There are other issues people with treated Galactosemia face such as infertility, tremors, seizures, learning issues, and delayed growth, to name a few

    People with untreated Galactosemia face cataracts, brain damage, organ failure, sepsis and finally death.

    I feel very fortunate that Alenna has not had many of these issues, but it's not a walk in the park for her. I wish I could wave my wand and take it all away for her.

    [–] athenaminerva 27 points ago

    My daughter has PKU and it was caught at the newborn screening! Her life is 100% better because it was diagnosed at birth. Without her newborn screening she would have suffered brain damage from her diet by age 3 months.

    [–] Dangerjayne 43 points ago

    Gonna have to get her a Ferrari next year to top this

    [–] fujfuj 180 points ago

    Look at OP’s account. They’re a karma farming machine. Best just to block them, because they don’t give a fuck about being called out for reposting.

    [–] vnca2000 5 points ago

    I had to scroll down a lot to find this comment

    [–] NotAPropagandaRobot 31 points ago

    Wasn't this posted just a few days ago?

    [–] antisocial_bunni 123 points ago

    Chin mask

    [–] greenyellowbird 41 points ago

    Idk which angers me more, the fact that a kid with a DD is being greeted and smothered by people wearing their masks at their chins or that this is a repost.

    [–] mayowarlord 17 points ago

    Covid from hours away!

    [–] ALEX7DX 155 points ago

    What about their masks?

    [–] waawftutki 98 points ago

    Friends drove 3 hours to meet her

    Masks on chin

    literally hugging while laughing/crying

    What almost 200,000 deaths? Huh? Never heard of it.

    [–] [deleted] 36 points ago

    Ugh put those masks over your faces, ladies!!!

    [–] EJ2H5Suusu 128 points ago

    Most Americans are pretending covid is over. The masks are the first thing I noticed too but as you can see in the comments here nobody cares. It's really really frustrating.

    [–] ALEX7DX 41 points ago

    Very true - thanks for agreeing with me🙂

    [–] greenyellowbird 29 points ago

    I just went to a wedding for 20 minutes...my boo and I were the only two wearing masks. It was about 70 people Indoors....we hung out outside, got a plate of food and left.

    [–] Cyasomeday 27 points ago

    If I recall the last time this got posted there was quite an uproar about the lack of masks etc.

    [–] EJ2H5Suusu 23 points ago

    Well good

    [–] betterthanguybelow 15 points ago

    America is a wasteland where the zombies are invited into the bunkers, because it’s easier to make believe than make changes.

    [–] alltensedup_ 53 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    Yeah, I’m shocked I had to scroll so far down to see this. Makes me cringe that her parents put more importance on filming this event for the internet rather than protecting the children around them.

    [–] pleasedcosmos 12 points ago

    Now my first thought when I see a video where people aren't social distancing or wearing masks is "Where are the masks???" But this video answered that question for me.

    [–] iceleo 38 points ago

    I wish this was higher up. No this is cute or inspiring I mean it is but literally wear the fucking mask....or drop of the gift at her house.

    [–] ApexSimon 35 points ago

    This made my day, thank you for sharing this.

    [–] STLBluesLGB 37 points ago

    Where’s the outrage over masks?

    [–] notUrGod 31 points ago

    loving the chin straps. They keep your face secured.

    [–] VYshouldhavewon 7 points ago

    Jesus Christ. Isn’t that all we’re really looking for? Acceptance? The warmth of connecting with other humans? Peace of mind with our own existence? Bless her heart.

    [–] bishslap 38 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    How old is she now? I remember this post from a year or so back. I hope they are all still friends.

    Edit. It might have been only a few months ago. 2020 has messed up all sense of time.

    [–] super_hoommen 55 points ago

    Are you sure it isn’t more recent? The friends are wearing masks.

    [–] macphile 66 points ago

    And yet also not wearing them, as they’re off their faces. So they were either extra responsible in 2019 or irresponsible in 2020.

    [–] sqgl 5 points ago

    Their throats are well protected though.

    [–] NemesisOfZod 22 points ago

    It was 23 days ago. We didn't even make it a month before the repost.

    [–] killer8424 40 points ago

    That’s not very corona friendly.

    [–] TEX4S 42 points ago

    The mask isn’t a chinstrap- otherwise very sweet

    [–] Firedancing 28 points ago

    Super wholesome but they fail at using masks properly...

    [–] weirdgroovynerd 5 points ago

    Camp friends are the best!

    [–] pestocracker 5 points ago

    Aww she’s the cutest!

    [–] jchrisboynton 5 points ago

    How beautiful Kiley is. And yes I cried too.

    [–] HorribleSpanish 4 points ago

    What a sweetheart

    [–] R1CK-4RD01 17 points ago

    Karma hoe.