In this Feb. 4, 2012 photo provided by the family, Clara Beatty, 9, is hugged by Zuzu Smith, whom Clara mentored during a production of the Special Gifts Theatre, a drama troupe for children with special needs in Winnetka, Ill. Clara helped Zuzu with her lines in a production of "The Wizard of Neverland." Her parents discovered Clara was quite able to cope, sometimes better than they. Even today, her mother, Janet Beatty, is astounded at how well her youngest daughter navigates the world. "Even when she was little, you could look at her and people would say there's an old soul in there,? she says. ?She just had these big eyes and you could see her taking everything in." (AP Photo)