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Families report happy lives in first survey of impact of genetic condition

As parents of children with Down syndrome, I’m sure we can all agree that there are happy times and sad times, and times when having a child with a disability can pose some frustrations and inconveniences. 

For me personally, I’ve definitely experienced all of the above, but I also know that my daughter has caused me to pause at times in my life so I can appreciate something really beautiful that I might have missed had she not been there to direct me.  I’ve learned a new kind of patience and love, and I’ve met wonderful people I never would have known had she not been born with that extra chromosome.

The link below will take you to a story about a young lady named, Melissa, who has already accomplished so much in her young 25 years.  She is loved by her family and friends, and she has that ‘extra’ something special.

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