One likes soccer, one likes baseball, one like scooters and one like manicures. But they all love each other. And Daisy, Angel, Steve and Michael love to play together, kicking a soccer ball around at Freestone Park in Gilbert with Gene Ho-Ching, a coach with Arizona Youth Sports. The siblings are in turn competitive and cooperative as they participate in drills and contests. Daisy, 15, would rather be at a nail salon. “I like getting my nails done because it makes me look nice,” she says. Daisy is indeed “super girly,” says Faith Miranda, manager of the group home where the siblings now live. Daisy loves manicures and makeup and American Girl dolls. She is also on a co-ed soccer team with her brothers.
Angel, 14, shares the same special education classroom as his sister and the same love for sports as his brothers. He also likes to cook. “He is passionate about culinary arts,” says Miranda. Steve, 12, loves soccer and reading. “He’ll sit down in a chair and read for hours,” says Miranda. And, why not, Steve asks? “I like to read because I get smarter,” he says. Michael, 11, is “super social, super warm and friendly,” Miranda says. Michael says he likes soccer, but prefers playing baseball.
While the siblings have each other, they still long for a mom and dad and being part of a forever family. The siblings would do best with a mother and father who are active and outdoorsy. They should also have some understanding of children with developmental delays, Miranda says. “Having them together and having them connected to sports is important,” she says.
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