When Leah was just nine months's old, her parents began to realize that something was not quite right. She had already missed many important developmental milestones. After a few months of seeking medical help, several tests and a lot of tears, the Hamaoui family finally received a diagnosis for their daughter. Leah was diagnosed with a neurological genetic disorder known as Angelman's syndrome. Lisa and David Hamaoui were told that their beautiful daughter would never walk or talk. Medical professionals claimed that she would be plagued with sleep and stomach issues and probably end up with epilepsy. After the initial shock of the diagnosis wore off, Lisa and David began to look into getting help for their daughter. But Leah was so disabled, they wondered: how could anyone help?