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A dog and her boy

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Our family dog story starts out happy, then becomes horrifically tragic. When Kyle was two we got our first puppy, a sheltie like the dog my family had when I was small. We enjoyed watching her grow for months, but then one day she heartbreakingly slipped out of the door, ran into the street, and was hit by a speeding… Read more »

Who is going to save them?

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I have mentioned in the past that I am a part of an important organization called Saving Down syndrome. We work to advocate for the lives of people with Down syndrome, both before birth and after. The leaders of Saving Down syndrome created a new video in time for World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) that features countless reasons why… Read more »

The Gift of Grief: How a Death Helped Me Process My Son’s Down Syndrome Diagnosis

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From the diagnosis stories I have read in the years since my son Kyle was born with Down syndrome, I appear to be one of a small minority who did not feel grief after a child’s official diagnosis. I could never quite figure out why. I chalked my lack of grief up to previous positive interactions with people with Down… Read more »