May 14th is Apraxia Awareness Day, something second-grader Hannah Layton knows all about.
Hannah's little sister, Katie, has Childhood Apraxia of Speech, which is a motor-planning disorder that impacts her ability to speak.
Today Hannah shared a short story with her classmates, and all the Jim Stone Second Graders. It's a story she wrote about her sister and what Apraxia is really like.
She gave the students blue bracelets that say "Every child deserves a voice," which is the slogan for the national Apraxia organization.
"The kids asked great questions like "Does Apraxia hurt" and "Is Apraxia something you are born with?" Hannah's mother said. "It was a great experience and we hope to get to do it again next year."
Hannah, along with her mother, will share their story on KATV's MidDay Arkansas tomorrow.
More information about their story can be found at : http://katieskrew.typepad.com/kk/