(TODAY) When Marisabel Figueroa’s daughter Kaitlyn De Jesus was 3-years-old, she was diagnosed with autism.
“The neurologist who saw Kaitlyn said she was going to be non-verbal for all of her life,” Figueroa told TODAY Parents. "I refused to accept that."
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De Jesus, 13, would go on to speak with visual prompts, but she never managed more than two words — until Saturday.
“I’m still crying about it,” the single mom from Mulberry, Florida, revealed.