All who know 15-year-old Olivia Van Erp know how she acquired her nickname “Smilely.” Her optimistic spirit shines through her face despite a lifelong heart condition.

The daughter of Robert “Bob” Van Erp of Cumberland and Patricia Fickbohm of Amery, Olivia was born in Wausau after a complicated birth. She joined the family two years after her 17-year-old brother Kyler and shares a birthday cake with him every year.

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