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"Princess" Arianna would love a forever family in her fairy tale

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The little girl you're about to meet is always smiling and in a good mood. Five-year-old Arianna was born with a degenerative muscle condition that affects her physical strength, but as you'll see that, in no way, stops her from embracing life with joy and an adventurous spirit.

Arianna loves everything that has anything to do with princesses – she loves the colors pink and purple, princess dresses and crowns.

"Her favorite thing is to get her nails done. She loves to get her nails done. She always has to have a tiara on, she's adorable," said Protective Services Worker Kayla Baker. "She just is always happy, she's smiling, she's laughing. She loves to sing she'll sing everything to you."

Arianna has a way of lighting up the room with her spunky personality.

Arianna gets around the clock care from her nurse Michele and the rest of the nursing and medical staff at the long term care facility where she lives. And everyone just adores this precious little girl and her infectious laugh.

Though Arianna's muscles are weak, her mind is thriving and it's time for Arianna to experience the irreplaceable love of a nurturing family.

"Being able to take her out, do fun things, be around other children, hopefully go to school and do all the things that other children can do," Baker said.

Sadly, Arianna's degenerative muscle condition will get worse over time, but right now she is living life to the fullest.

And in true princess style, we hope Arianna's story will have a fairytale ending with a forever family to give her the best quality of life possible and soak up her gorgeous grin.

"I just would hope she could find a family that will love her and care for her and provide her with everything she deserves," noted Baker.

If you're interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U. To meet other children in foster care and discover how you can help restore their hope, please click here.

News 8 would also like to thank Lisa Tanner with Lisa Tanner Photography for the beautiful Heart Gallery Images you saw in Arianna's story.

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