August '13

Amazing Kid: Kaylyn Butler

Kaylyn received a liver transplant when she was just 7 months old. Her parents had been told she had just 24 hours to live when they received news that she was getting a life-saving gift of a new liver. Kaylyn is now 8 years old and thriving.

Amazing Kid: Natasha Green

Natasha definitely likes to keep busy.The GlenOak High School sophomore maintained between a 3.7 and 4.0 GPA throughout her freshman year. Her science fair projects have been rated Excellent or Superior at District Science Fair the past three years.

Amazing Kid: Callum Amacher

“I would love to design and program video games, maybe for Nintendo or Valve or even my own company someday — and also compose the music for them. I’d love to live in Japan someday, so to work for Nintendo there would be awesome.

Amazing Kid: Ava Zahler

Ava was born in Central America and is of Mayan descent. She was 5 months old when her parents, Gary and Mary Lynne Zahler, adopted her.

Amazing Kid: Chloe Seifreit

Chloe was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2006, when she was just 3 1/2 years old. Her mom, Jaclyn, said she had seemed to catch a cold and was very tired and pale. A routine trip to the doctor just to double-check turned up some disturbing test results.

Amazing Kid: Brock Mehl

Conscientious. Self-starter. Leader. Disciplined. Hard-working. Each of these words was used to describe Brock in the three “Amazing Kid” nominations written on his behalf.

Amazing Kid: Jake McQuaid

“Jake is an amazingly talented musician. He plays the piano and the organ — and he sings,” said Christina Morello, director of Communication Strategies and Marketing at Holy Cross Academy.

Amazing Kid: Lizzie Brown

The first thing you’ll notice when you seen Lizzie Brown is her smile. It’s big enough to light up any room — and she flashes it often. Born with cerebral palsy that primarily affects her left side, Lizzie doesn’t let her disability keep her from participating in regular activities.