(WKRG) — Today we want to wish a happy 1st birthday to a little girl who has made all of us smile here at WKRG. Destiny Petri, daughter of News 5’s Chad Petri, is turning one!
Since the day she was born, the Gulf Coast has been captivated by Destiny. She was born with Down Syndrome, and many of you prayed as she spent months in the NICU at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital.
As her little body grew, her little smile did too, and when you see her grin from ear to ear, you just melt.
Chad and Amy Petri have posted updates on Chad’s WKRG Chad Petri page, over the last year, and thousands of you repeatedly hit the like button. Chad hopes by sharing Destiny’s story, people will understand the kind of love that special needs children have to give.
“We are so blessed to have her. She is challenging. She is wonderful and challenging and we want to give her the best life we can.”
Chad says they are celebrating Destiny’s birthday today with her grandparents who are in town from South Dakota.
To follow updates on Destiny, check out WKRG Chad Petri.