Our Family

Sonya Ahava Zaila: Better known as Sonzee died on Monday February 3, 2020 after 4 years, 11 months, and 22 days.  She left behind 2 sisters and 2 brothers, along with her parents.

Sonya lives at home with her mom, dad, 2 big sisters, 1 big brother, 1 little brother and 2 cats.  We never anticipated we would be raising a child with special needs, but here we are.  It has been quite a journey for us so far, and we will continue to document our highs and lows as we share Sonya's Story with you all.

Mom is Randi.  She has both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Florida State University, where she studied Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She is a Certified Speech Language Pathologist, however, she has worked extremely part time since Sonya's oldest sister was born when she took on the position of full time stay at home mom.  

Dad is Sam.  He has both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from Florida State University (as well). His education is in Engineering, however, for the past 3 1/2 years he has spent his time as an Internet Entrepreneur.  This has been extremely fortunate for us, as he is able to help a lot with all of the house hold responsibilities. 

Sonya has two older sisters who are 4 and 8, an older brother who is 6, and a baby brother who is 3.5 months old.  They each have their own understanding of what is going on with Sonya, and we do our best to be open and honest at all times.  They are amazing siblings.  

We have a crazy household, filled with tears of all kinds and lots of silliness.

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