Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds Callie Truelove, 12, lives life to the fullest in face of illness Callie Truelove, 12, lays in the ball pit in her therapy room June 25. The ball pit is one of the items in Truelove’s therapy room that allows her to relax and calm down when she gets overwhelmed. - photo by Erin O. Smith All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter. On June 27, both wishes came true for the family.