16 years old
Phoenix is a sweet girl who has a very pleasant personality. She responds well to the school teacher who comes in daily to work with her. Phoenix is learning to identify shapes and colors. And she likes to work puzzles. Although she does not speak, she lights up to adult attention and will smile shyly and hold hands. Phoenix enjoys grasping her caregiver's hand and holding on to it while she pulls herself along in her wheelchair. She is a fan of SpongeBob and likes to watch cartoons while doing her physical therapy. Phoenix is working on developing the ability to stand on her own. While Phoenix is very limited in expressing herself, she does show pleasure and affection toward the caring people around her. Phoenix needs a family who can meet her ongoing physical needs and who will commit to lifetime care for her.