The Gaines family of Shingle Springs from left, Brooke, Wanda, Brittany and Bill celebrate Brittany’s high school graduation at a Mother’s Day brunch at Sierra Vista Winery on Sun., May 8, 2016 in Placerville, Calif. Brittany, 23, was born with cerebral palsy and is legally blind but is determined to go on to college. Brittany’s mom, Wanda, expressed that if she hadn’t given birth to Brittany, she would have only taught her daughter Brooke, 24, not to stare at children with disabilities but now she said she encourages others to go up and chat, be kind and make a friend with those that have special needs.
The Gaines family of Shingle Springs from left, Brooke, Wanda, Brittany and Bill celebrate Brittany’s high school graduation at a Mother’s Day brunch at Sierra Vista Winery on Sun., May 8, 2016 in Placerville, Calif. Brittany, 23, was born with cerebral palsy and is legally blind but is determined to go on to college. Brittany’s mom, Wanda, expressed that if she hadn’t given birth to Brittany, she would have only taught her daughter Brooke, 24, not to stare at children with disabilities but now she said she encourages others to go up and chat, be kind and make a friend with those that have special needs. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
The Gaines family of Shingle Springs from left, Brooke, Wanda, Brittany and Bill celebrate Brittany’s high school graduation at a Mother’s Day brunch at Sierra Vista Winery on Sun., May 8, 2016 in Placerville, Calif. Brittany, 23, was born with cerebral palsy and is legally blind but is determined to go on to college. Brittany’s mom, Wanda, expressed that if she hadn’t given birth to Brittany, she would have only taught her daughter Brooke, 24, not to stare at children with disabilities but now she said she encourages others to go up and chat, be kind and make a friend with those that have special needs. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com

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