Article By Teresa Priolo, FOX 5 NY
Karina Shah, 6, has a song in her heart and a beat in her feet. But in truth, it’s her smile that lights up the room.
“She hugs you with no strings attached and I don’t think anyone does that,” Bina Shah, Karina’s mother, said. “She doesn’t want anything back from you.”
Karina is special for so many reasons. Even more so, when you examine her genetic makeup. She is one of just 80 children in the world with Chromosome 8p, officially known as Chromosome 8p–inversion, duplication and deletion.