Katie Renfroe home after surgery (SLIDESHOW)

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM.

“It’s kind of like we’re famous all the sudden but it will go just as quick,” Danial said. “We’re people that kind of stay to ourselves. We don’t get out and bug anybody.

“It’s neat,” he added of the attention. “It’s a good thing that people are finding out that even though Katie has a problem, she’s still a person.”

She is the real superstar of the family, and acts the part. Toys in her crib are dumped overboard for the pure pleasure of watching a family member pick them up.

Propped up, surrounded by soft toys, she waves, claps her hands and signs simple words to family members. When her daddy picks her up, she snuggles into his shoulder and then makes a special Katie version of the sign for I love you.

“Daddy, you love him,” said Angie, from the couch, where their youngest child napped on her lap. “I love him too.”

WANT TO HELP? An account has been set up at Regions Bank in the name of Angie Renfroe for the benefit of Katie Renfroe. Catholic Charities also is working with the family. For more information, call 850-737-0864.

Contact Daily News Assignment Editor Wendy Victora at 850-315-4478 or wvictora@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @WendyVnwfdn.

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