13-year-old Ayden Wagler from Indiana has a special bond with Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Winter the Dolphin, and the two got to meet each other this weekend.
Wagler was diagnosed with pseudarthrosis and neurofibromatosis when she was an infant.
Pseudarthrosis is a condition that causes bones to fracture spontaneously, while Neurofibromatosis causes tumors to develop inside and outside the body, according to WEHT.
Wagler was only three years old when one of her legs had to be amputated due to her medical conditions.
But Riley’s Children Foundation said that the amputation did not keep Ayden down.
Ayden’s mother Angie beams with pride, “She has an unstoppable spirit. It’s what connects her to Winter the Dolphin, in addition to both using prosthetics.”