Like most children her age, Aspen Little loves being outdoors, she loves her sisters and other kids, she loves music and excitement.

On her third birthday on Friday, Aspen’s mother Nikki Arapov said that when the family barbecue began, Aspen would be over the moon.

“She loves everything,” said Arapov. “She’s happy wherever she is unless she’s hungry or tired.”

What sets Aspen apart from other three-year-olds is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts everything in her life. Rett syndrome is described as like having autism, ALS, and cerebral palsy.

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