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We started seeing symptoms in Khloe at 3 years old. It wasn’t until she was 4 that we got an mri and testing done. She was born on January 5, 2016. We threw her the biggest 6 year old birthday ball we could, she might not make it to her quince. Her favorite color is pink. For her Make-A-Wish, she got a pool.

Khloe Salazar is our second wish kid for the 2022 San Angelo rodeo. She is 6-years-old and in kindergarten. At 4-years-old she was diagnosed with Juvenile Huntington’s Disease. She is one of the youngest kids in the United States to be diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease. It is terminal and because she developed it at such a young age, doctors have given her 6-8 years to live and those years will not be easy.  Khloe is doing pretty good right now, but she will get progressively worse as the years go by.  Her mom described Juvenile Huntington’s Disease as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS all rolled into one. Her parents first noticed a problem when she went back to crawling instead of walking and she started struggling with balance. Her speech has always been a bit of an issue as well and she is currently in speech therapy along with physical therapy.  But her favorite therapy is the equine therapy she receives at Sonrisa’s in San Angelo.  Despite these tragic circumstances, Khloe is always smiling and is happy. Obviously, she loves horses and other little girl activities like playing outside, swinging, dressing up and chasing her little sister around. She also used to take gymnastics before she had to quit. Khloe was nominated by Megan Kirkwood at Sonrisa’s Equine Therapy.  This is definitely a heart-breaking situation for sure, so I am very happy to be hosting her and her family at the San Angelo rodeo. Khloe was nominated by sonrisas for western wishes and this weekend we were hosted at the rodeo!! Western wishes is kind of like make a wish but it’s for the rodeo! Khloe was all sassy and silly when it came to being on the news (which I was surprised) but when it came to meeting the bull riders/fighters she was so shy 🙈 lol ALL IN ALL WE HAD A GREAT TIME thank you Mandy Shaff for hosting us 💕

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