River was 6 months old when we learnt that he had had Down syndrome, and although he was slightly delayed in typical milestone he was pretty much keeping up with his peers. He smiled, rolled over, lifted his head up, laughed and sat up at near typical times and although he was late, there … Continue reading When I realised my baby with Down syndrome really was ‘different’.
When we were back visiting the Uk, River and I were invited to go and meet with student doctors at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital’s education department. It was a four hour round trip for us, but I’ve wanted to do something like this for so long that I decided that I wouldn’t miss … Continue reading The day River met our future doctors
Can you imagine reading something every day that questions your child’s right to life? Can you imagine knowing that a huge percentage of people in society think your child shouldn’t have even been born? Can you imagine knowing that people look at your child and see something abnormal and scary? Can you imagine waking up … Continue reading Can you imagine living in a world that thinks your child shouldn’t be alive? I have a son with Down syndrome and I can