Saturday, September 06, 2008

Down syndrome

What is Down syndrome?

I know that those of you who visit our blog, know that Emma Sage has Down syndrome.

It is part of who she is, but it does not define her, just like one aspect of our being does not define us.

Patricia E. Bauer has a wonderful piece answering questions that seem to be popping up about Down syndrome because of the introduction of the Republican V.P. Candidate, Sarah Palin and her 5 month old son Trig Paxson Van Palin.

I think it is a great piece for all to read, as believe it or not, we still sometimes get questions like the one's highlighted in her piece.

My biggest hope out of this new focus on Down syndrome is that the general population of the United States finds out the truths about Trisomy 21 [ie. Down syndrome] and many of the myths that have perpetuated through the years are finally put to rest.

Please go here...........Questions, we get Questions!

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