Reese was born in August 2019 to loving parents, Samantha and Matt. Her parents were not certain she would have a long life. Among the multiple health challenges, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and a brain-based visual impairment. Luckily her parents were able to utilize the services of the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) to gain ongoing access to physical, speech, feeding, vision and hearing therapy.
Shortly after she was born, Matt noticed Reese became calmer and content when music was playing – and the louder and faster the better! As she grew, her love of music began to include lots of movement and bouncing when certain songs played, but her weight become a barrier to Samantha and Matt’s ability to hold her for extended periods of time.