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With Christmas right around the corner, I'd like to ask you a question. What if, on Christmas morning, you opened a package and found a present you weren't sure you wanted? Some of us would give it away. Others would keep it out of love for the person who gave it to us.
Well, that's kind of what we'd like to discuss in this issue. Our topic is children with Down syndrome. It's a topic that's near and dear to my heart. My grandson Stephen is one such child (see "A Normal Life" below).
As always, we'd love for you to circulate this edition to your friends and family. My God richly bless you this Christmas season.
Mrs. Beverly LaHaye
Founder and Chairman
Articles in this Edition
The Chairman's Desk
My husband and I never dreamed that one day we would become the grandparents of Stephen, a baby boy with Down syndrome. While we were told of all the drawbacks of a child with Down syndrome, nobody ever told us of Stephenís potential as a rich blessing to our family. Read more ...
The Gift of a Child with Down Syndrome
Across the U.S., many families awaiting a new child discover, either through prenatal testing or at the time of birth, that their child may have Down syndrome. The news often brings a rush of emotions and questions. Read more ...
A Normal Life
We laughed at his first smile and first giggles. We celebrated his first steps, first words, and first day in preschool. We had to wait longer for those accomplishments, but they all came. We learned to enjoy every little thing in his life. Read more ...
My Sister is Special
Christina didnít learn to walk until she was two-and-a-half, but now you canít stop her! Sometimes, she climbs up on the kitchen island ... and yells for me to come and see her, with a big smile on her face. Read more ...
From the President
In the fight to preserve the lives of children with Down syndrome, we run up against a lot of disbelief. But a child with Down syndrome can enrich the lives of his parents in unimaginable ways. Read more ...
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