Doctors told Tiffany and Ryan Huotari that their unborn daughter had zero chance of survival. Diagnosed with three birth defects assumed to be “100-percent fatal,” 8-year-old Angelika Grace Huotari was fighting for her life before she ever saw the light of day.
Born with a brain disorder called polymicrogyria (PMG), Angelika, or Kiki as she is known by her friends and family, has exceeded expectations from the moment she was born. Although her condition has resulted in disabilities, including cerebral palsy and epilepsy, Kiki is a cheerful and social young girl with an apparent zest for life. She lives in Monroe with her parents and six of her seven siblings.
“She’s an amazing little girl,” Tiffany said. “She’s just a love.”