Category Archives: Down’s Syndrome

Psychic Reading 1972

My last child was born in 1971, a Down Syndrome child with a terminal (at that time) mitral heart defect. Trying to make sense of this unexpected event which was traumatic to me (for years I couldn’t mention it publicly … Continue reading

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My youngest daughter,,,

                  Current age:  46 See also my page on Dear Downs

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Heaven’s Very Special Child – Mandy – Part 4 of 6 – Nan’s re-blog

A congenital heart defect was noted during Mandy’s first office visit. Again, I asked if there was any treatment for it. “It’s a terminal condition, usually, by eight or nine.” The words were so frightening to me that I gave … Continue reading

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Mandy – Part 5 – An incident – Reblog by Nan (UPS AND DOWNS)

Ups and Down’s* “You…pantihose!” Please don’t anyone tell my daughter Mandy that this article exists. Every word of it is true, and that’s the problem. Her flair for the dramatic might re-ignite, even at 29, and there would be trouble … Continue reading

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Mandy Part 3 of 6 (“Heaven’s very special child”) Reblog by Nan

PLEASE READ PART 4 AFTER 3 — OUT OF ORDER. The doctor said,  “Mrs. Mykel, Amanda is mongoloid.” I closed my eyes and put my head back against the pillow. I felt a new room open up inside me, a … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Very Special Child – PART 2 OF 6- Reblog by Nan

I have a daughter with Down’s Syndrome. I would like for this to be a space for you to share your own experiences with Down’s Syndrome. You can share stories on this page using the “Comment” box below. Also, my … Continue reading

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Irreparably Harmed

Source: https://www.change.org/…/ohio-state-house-protect-our-sheltered-worksh… Petition to Ohio Governor John Kasich, Ohio House and Senate Members. Ohioans Demand Protection for Sheltered Workshops, Developmental Centers.  Ohio Adults with debilitating intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) will be irreparably harmed if some of the Kasich Administration’s Employment First … Continue reading

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