Letitia Velasquez explores the role of advocacy groups in encouraging parents facing a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. From diagnosis to adulthood, those who are blessed to know people with Down syndrome are flooding the media with joyful images of fulfilling lives lived with an extra chromosome.
Author Leticia Velasquez
The father who chose to keep his son with Down syndrome after his wife rejected him is making headlines as a hero. Samuel Forrest, a native of New Zealand is being divorced by his Armenian wife because of his choice and has raised $438,000 in a Go Fund Me campaign.
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Everyone who has been blessed to know a person with Down syndrome knows they spread love wherever they go, Why is it that the majority of moms expecting babies diagnosed with Down syndrome choose to abort them? What can we do to give these moms hope for their children’s future?
It’s up to each and every one of us to change the world into just that. It’s up to us to break down stigmas, motivate positive perspectives, see the ability in all, and respect and appreciate the value in everyone. Leticia Velasquez shares how our children help us do that.
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Do we help those around us overcome the attitude we hear from society that babies are not welcome in our lives?
We still buy the lie. Women are told that if they want to be successful in the world, they have…