Days of our Lives, head writer, Dena Higley’s adopted daughter, Adele, is the focus of a hit new music video on You Tube. And, the teen music video, Love Me For Who I Am, featuring Adelle Higley, was officially selected for exhibition in the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. But, there is much more to this story….
Dena Higley’s daughter, was born in Vietnam missing her right leg and fingers. The first 18 months of her life were spent in an orphanage battling a number of life threatening diseases. Now, after enduring numerous surgeries on her leg and fingers, the 13-year-old has proven that she is up to any challenge the world has to offer. Adelle’s song, Love Me For Who I Am has given her the opportunity to be an advocate for those who endure handicaps. The motivational song of acceptance and love has captured the hearts of those who have seen it. “The idea was born out of a need for people to accept me and love me for who I am, and for us to celebrate our differences.” says Higley. “Stay different!” Adelle encourages. “Our differences are what can make this world a better place.”