By Janice When Sarah was born with Down syndrome 24 years ago, I made a promise to her and to myself that I would do whatever I could to help her achieve her potential. Now as an eager young adult, Sarah is someone who expects to accomplish things. Her te... Read more

By Linda When my daughter Julia was born eighteen years ago, there were a lot of “What ifs.” When she was just three years old and jumped behind the steering wheel of my car, I took a snap shot of that moment, secretly wondering if driving would ever ... Read more

By Lisa Joshua is 18 years old and is a senior at Riverside Brookfield High school (RB) in Riverside, IL. Joshua has outstanding school spirit. He attends most school sporting events (Girls, Boys, Varsity, JV, etc… Football, basketball Volleyball etc.).... Read more

By Rebecca In 2003, my husband Jeff and I longed for a life with a baby boy.  So, at age 34, we were off for our first prenatal visit. With two girls at home, we were desperately hoping that this would be the pregnancy that would give us that baby boy. A... Read more

By Tammy I was 18 weeks pregnant when I received the phone call with the results from the amnio.  The doctor simply said he was sorry and I was having a male child with Down syndrome.  I felt as if the bottom had fallen out of our world.  We had tried ... Read more

By Rae It’s the last stretch of a marathon. You’ve run a Herculean distance and even though you’ve trained for this moment, the wall has you unprepared. If you take another step you’re reasonably certain you’re going to have a heart attack. You ... Read more

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