ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.
Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.
Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."
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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.
Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."
Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'