Kara Dinius Honolulu, HI 3,258 Votes
Aloha! My name is Kara and I am almost 4 years old. I love listening to music, reading my books with my parents, making people laugh and eating ice cream. I also like to go to the beach and go swimming with my Daddy. I just moved to Hawaii where I attend a special preschool. I decided to come into this world two months early and I happened to be born overseas in a country named Myanmar (you may know it as Burma). It does not have good health care so my parents had to medivac me to Thailand where I stayed at the children’s hospital for 3 months. The Thai doctors saved my life. I had many ouwies (and still do). I still have to go to the doctor a lot. I have cerebral palsy, hydrocephalous, epilepsy and nystagmus. None of these diagnoses have cures. I have also been in the hospital 9 times already, including 7 surgeries. I am getting better with the nurses and doctors but for a long time I just cried and cried every time I saw one. I can talk but I can’t walk. I can sit pretty good but sometimes I fall over. I have a purple wheelchair called a tsunami. I really want to get a power chair so I can have to freedom to move on my own. But there is only one problem, my mom and dad had no way of getting me around in the power chair. This is why I am entering this contest. I want to win this awesome van for my mom and dad (my heroes ). With this van we could go anywhere! It would also make is way easier on my mommy and daddy taking me to all my therapy and doctors appointments that I go to weekly. Thank you for listening to my story. I hope you have a chance to vote for me! Don’t forget you can vote everyday. Mahalo!