I met April at the beginning of the week and was drawn to her. She was sweet, polite and very interactive with the staff, but spent majority of her time alone in her room. She is currently in the PICU due to having mycoplasma pneumonia. It is especially severe as she has suffered from asthma her entire life.
Ashley has suffered on and off abuse from different caregivers and because of it she has jumped from family member to family member. However, she is still talkative and open with others when it is an appropriate time to share. She keeps an optimistic outlook on life and has developed healthy coping mechanisms to get through.
As Hero of the Month, April is now able to believe that there is good in the world, that people do get breaks, that dreams are possible and that she is wonderful person and a Hero!