They say the best things come in the smallest of packages and 2-year-old Aurora Cairo is living proof.
A birth defect called fibular hemimelia left Aurora’s parents no choice but to allow doctors to amputate her tiny foot just months after she was born and replace it with prosthetics, but that hasn’t slowed this little shining star down one bit. Affectionately nicknamed “Rory,” the vibrant young princess has touched the hearts of thousands on social media with her remarkable story. A photo of the toddler with a bright smile and a cute tutu has been making its rounds on the internet and we just can’t get enough of her.
Mom Kayla Moore says their family has been truly touched by the outpouring of love for little Rory.
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“Rory going mega viral and inspiring numerous people is truly a blessing,” the proud mom told Buzzfeed. “To know that there are people that admire her beauty, enjoy her happiness, and love praising her progress, is very uplifting.”
Described by her mother as having a spirit that’s “courageous, ambitious and upbeat,” Rory recently won first place in a running competition. The event was part of the Kinetic Kids program, which aims to encourage Rory and others like her to participate in activities together.
Not only is she a constant source of light and joy for her family (as well anyone she encounters) little miss Rory has already grasped the concept of hard work and self-motivation before she’s even old enough to start grade school.
“Rory strives to do her best whether it’s physical therapy, learning, or being adventurous,” her mom says. “We have endless faith that she’ll achieve anything she puts her mind to, because her spirit is ambitious, courageous, and upbeat.”
She’s definitely put a smile on our faces!