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Sisters Inta & Knolly hoping to find a forever home

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Two sisters, who are living in different foster homes right now, have one single wish - to be able to be together again under one roof.

They were separated, because not all foster homes are handicapped accessible, and one of the siblings uses a wheelchair.

But as you'll see the two girls remain hopeful there is a forever family out there that is able to adopt them both.

After spending just a few minutes with seven-year-old Knolly, it's clear that she doesn't let her disability keep her from trying new things:

"I'm getting better, and this is my first time golfing."

Knolly has a positive, can-do attitude. And we're told that everybody at the school loves her and she makes a lot of friends easily. Her determination is inspiring.

Knolly was born with a medical condition that affects her muscles and joints. This condition doesn't become worse with time or better, instead remains relatively the same.

When we met at Boomers San Diego, she had just celebrated her 7th birthday.

While we waited for her big sister to arrive, Knolly told me, she's sad they live in separate foster homes:

"I would wish that I could live with my sister."

Just then, her eight-year-old sister Inta showed up and Knolly proudly shared her newfound skill.

"I'm really good at golfing," she said.

The two sisters hugged and Inta began to putt.

"Inta is getting some Special Ed services but she's made really great improvements," said Protective Services Worker, Lisa Olimpio. "She's such a sweet kid. She's making progress leaps and bounds."

Then, Photojournalist Ann Marie Spaulding caught something out of the corner of her eye - Knolly was climbing down from her wheelchair all by herself to get closer to the action, and cheer on her sister.

Knolly is amazingly nimble and uses her strong right arm to help her get around.

We later watched Knolly climb back up into her wheelchair with seemingly little effort.

Just like Knolly, Inta dreams of living together again.

"I wish I can see her every day," said Inta.

And when asked what she likes best about her sister, Inta says her smile and she likes to give her hugs.

And what both girls deserve is a loving forever family that would make them feel – happy.

If you are interested in adopting, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.

We would like to thank Boomers San Diego for hosting a fun day at the park and also photographer Evan Yamada for volunteering his time to take the beautiful Heart Gallery photos featured in this story.

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