Those with Moebius syndrome are often described as having a mask expression.
A lot of these kids have a difficult time eating and breathing.
Doctors warned Poppy’s parents that their daughter may never talk or walk.
“They said that she might not walk or talk, but she started walking at 15 months, which is quite average for a premature baby. It was amazing to see her doing all those things,” Stephen reveals.
The little girl was defying the odds.
“We managed to get her off her feeding tube around her first birthday and throughout 2016, she was just getting better every day,” Stephen says.
Although she had respiratory and cardiac arrest by age one, Poppy was doing well.
Days before Poppy turned two, her mom noticed something was off.