Chloe Kondrich is the hope of a generation that believes the possibilities for persons with Down syndrome are limitless.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A groundbreaking photo now hangs in the West Wing of the White House. It depicts a girl with Down syndrome hugging the Vice President. It is believed to be the first photo of a person with an extra chromosome ever to grace the corridor of power …

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“Danny’s Downs But Love Is Up”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” We’ve been running new and reposted stories so far this month. Here is one …

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It starts with the word yes! Special Parents for Special Needs Kids

By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) and author of “A Special Mother is Born” Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All this month we’ve been publishing new stories and reposting especially encouraging older posts about the blessings of families with children with Down syndrome. Rick Smith, the effervescent dad …

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Parents should be informed about research demonstrating the positive impact on families of having a child with Down Syndrome

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All this month we are publishing new stories and reposting especially encouraging older posts about the blessings of families with children with Down syndrome. This first appeared in 2016. I’m grateful to Kathy Sinott at EWTN for alerting me to an article by …

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actress shares sweet photos of daughter with Down syndrome

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” All during October we’ll be running many new and previously published stories.  October is …

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“Not the ‘perfect baby’ that I expected, but she was exactly the baby I needed”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As our many faithful readers know, each year all through October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we post new and previously published stories about children with Down syndrome and their wonderful families. Amy Julia Becker is author of “A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny.” …

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The limitless possibilities for babies with Down syndrome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. All month we have posted new stories and reposting previously run stories. The next time you hear that the prospects for children with Down syndrome are bleak, I would like you to think about Chloe Kondrich. The 16-year-old …

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Take advantage of the perfect opportunity to share the truth about Down syndrome Americans and their lives

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. We’ve been posting stories, new and old, all month. I’ll never forget my eighth grade graduation party. It was held in a restaurant that had a large dance floor at the side complete with a Disco ball. I …

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The blessings of being the mother of a child with an extra chromosome

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A woman blessed with a child with Down syndrome is reaching out to other mothers to help them during what can be a time of uncertainty and stress. Heather Gregg of Whitestown, Indiana, launched a program called the Lucky Mama Project with the aid of a …

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“You’re my light in the dark, and it’s a privilege to be your dad. Love always, daddy”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful people with Down syndrome.” All during October we’ll be running many new and previously published stories. This one …

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We as a nation are greatly enriched by the contributions of people with Down syndrome

Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was a visit with the Vice President that went viral. Seventeen-year-old Chloe Kondrich, a young woman with Down syndrome, ran up to Vice President Mike Pence and hugged him at a campaign event in western Pennsylvania. The …

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