Friday, April 27, 2007

Life is a Blessing......

That has always been my mantra. Life is truly an amazing blessing.

So, when I was given this book by my Mother a few weeks after Emma Sage's birth, I dug right in to read it. It has been to date, one of my most favorite books on the subject of Down syndrome.....for one main reason, Dr. Jerome Lejeune looked upon people with Trisomy 21 as amazing gifts.....he saw them for the beautiful people they are, and he worked very hard to open the worlds eyes to this gift. Life is truly a Blessing.

Here is a current article about Dr. Jerome Lejeune [and the main reason that I usually refer to Emma Sage's diagnosis as Trisomy 21, as he is the genetitist who identified what the real reason was for the syndrome that Dr. Langdon Down classified many years before, a triplication of the 21st chromosome.

Life is truly a blessing....and I am so blessed that Emma Sage is part of mine.

1 comment:

ostertaga said...

Oh, I just LOVED this this is what science, genetics, and medicine should be about..what a man worth celebrating!!