"Before our daughter was born I nicknamed her "the queen" because while housing her in my body I felt more powerful than I ever had before. I knew I was feeling her limitless strength. When we decided to name her Lavender I discovered that the meaning is "royalty", and it is so fitting. She has never been and never will be defined by her diagnosis or her disabilities. She is a Queen and she fills my life with indescribable joy."
- Lavender's mom, Rose