A Paxton family's love surrounds a special girl

Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 04:42 PM.

“If you have a kid like that, you have got to get your head straight,” he says.

‘God rides with us’

The family lives outside of Paxton in a mobile home that has been expanded as the family has grown.

Each older child has his or her own room. The beds are neatly made and possessions, most donated by kind strangers, are arranged on dressers and shelves.
The three youngest children sleep with Angie and Danial, piling into their king-sized bed.

In addition to the five older kids, Katie has two younger siblings, 3-year-old Kenneth and 1-year-old Emalee.

The older children — who are 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14 — go to schools in Paxton and Laurel Hill. Katie attends preschool at Richbourg School in Crestview.

Neither Angie nor Danial work, although he receives disability. But they don’t ask for help and are almost entirely self-sufficient.

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