Tag Archives: disabilities

Heroes

Last week in my eleventh grade history class we talked about art in the latter half of the nineteenth century.  After the invention of photography, some wondered if the visual arts would survive.  Now that it was possible to capture … Continue reading

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3/21 Our Day

What a great day this was!  Our family’s first World Down Syndrome Day was a joy and a success.  I put on my socks: My family put on their socks: And we went off to school on this lovely, though … Continue reading

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Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say…

Last fall during the campaign season a controversy arose that hit us, a  family new to Down syndrome, right between the eyes.  The wallop shocked me, woke me up, and made me think.  I’m talking, of course, about the controversy … Continue reading

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Awareness and Celebration

Blythe is currently sporting a helmet to help her head shape.  Lots of babies these days are receiving this therapy because they spend more time sleeping on their backs. Back in the day, we put babies to sleep on their … Continue reading

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Celebrate 3/21

This is a picture of my granddaughter, Blythe. All of my grandchildren are special, but Blythe is the most special of all.  She has superpowers.  These superpowers come from the extra copy of the 21st chromosome that can be found … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Year

Our family has endured some tough years recently.  We have dealt with death, job loss, deployment to war zones, cancer, financial reverses, betrayal and divorce.  Sometimes we get weary; sometimes it feels unfair, and occasionally it seems impossible to believe … Continue reading

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