A Paxton family's love surrounds a special girl

Angie and Danial Renfroe

Angie and Danial Renfroe hold their daughter Katie at their home near Paxton. “We’ve never treated her like she has a handicap,” Angie says.

DEVON RAVINE | Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 04:42 PM.

PAXTON — It’s hard to know what Katie Renfroe thinks.

She laughs when her sisters and brothers sing and dance and act crazy in front of her.

Loud noises thrill her.

She likes sweets and some salty snacks, even though she gets most of her nutrition through a feeding tube.

She watches the Disney Channel with the rapt attention of most 4-year-olds.

But Katie was born with a rare disorder that makes her quite different than most little girls her age.

Diagnosed with megalencephaly before she was born, some of Katie’s facial features are unusually large.

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