This is Ria, the queen of saying "cheese!" Just imagine this beauty with long, flowing hair! Ria is six years old, born April 2005, and available for an older child grant. She has arthrogryposis with no other stated diagnoses. (They put her condition as "congenital mutiple arthrogryposis," but that is just arthrogryposis, aka joint contractures.) Her description on Reece's Rainbow identifies her joint contractures as being in her shoulders, knees, ankles and wrists. So perhaps her elbows, fingers, etc. are not affected at all. She can stand, walk with assistance, grab objects, throw objects and go from sitting to standing without assistance! She could be a role model for some of these kids with arthrogryposis still learning to do those things! Ria is described as social, smart, self-sufficient, independent, musical and well-spoken. She would make an excellent addition to any family!