Cynthia Helena Castellanos was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 10, 2000. She currently lives in California with her family.
She has an older brother, Nikos, a younger sister, Lilia, and a tiny bird named Perla. Ellie loves, obviously, to draw on the computer, but she also loves to swim, bowl, sing, and boss us all around. You can't believe how much a kid who virtually doesn't speak can boss us all around! She loves to swim, and jump from the high dive.
She attends a self-contained ASD classroom in California. She is in the ninth grade. Sometimes Ellie has a hard time adjusting to the world around her, it bums her out from time to time, so we're very glad that she has an outlet like drawing. Her drawings seem pretty happy, on the whole, so we're taking that as a good sign.